Former MMA and UFC fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested after police found him sleeping naked in a ravaged church and signs that he was vandalizing the building with a fire extinguisher.
The pastor apparently called 911 after seeing a broken window along with books and CD’s scattered all over the floor. Officers say they found evidence that Miller vandalized the church using a fire extinguisher. Miller, 31, was released from Orange County Jail early Tuesday after posting $20,000 bail, jail records show.
The pastor of Mission Viejo’s Mission Hills Church called authorities shortly after 9 a.m. when he discovered a break-in, said Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino.
The first floor was ransacked — broken pictures and books were strewn across the floor — and the walls had been spray-painted. A fire extinguisher had been set off, leaving a trail of residue that led deputies to the second floor.
That’s where they found Miller, Amormino said, who was naked and “dozing” on a couch.
“When they asked him his name, he kept saying, ‘Mayhem, Mayhem,’” Amormino said. “They didn’t know who he was — they thought he was being uncooperative.”
Miller was arrested without incident and taken to the hospital ward at the Orange County Jail, where he was evaluated and “deemed OK for booking,” Amormino said. He was booked on suspicion of burglary but could face additional vandalism charges, Amormino added.
Deputies believe Miller entered the building by pulling off boards that covered a window broken at the church Saturday night, Amormino said. Investigators are looking into whether Miller was responsible for breaking the window Saturday, an incident they believe was another burglary attempt.
Miller’s connection, if any, to the church was unknown, Amormino said.