A few days ago, the man was standing on one of the most prestigious stages in the world agiving a speech. On Thursday, that same man was inside jail for offences committed by him. That man is Jesse Helt, the homeless person who had gone up on stage last weekend to accept an award on the behalf of Miley Cyrus at the VMA awards. While receiving the award, he had also given a moving speech to highlight the plight of innumerable homeless people like him.
However,the fairy tale was to end quickly for the 22 year old man and it did end when Helt surrendered at Dallas’s Polk County Community Corrections. According to Bob Wolfe, the Sheriff, There was a warrant against him for probation violation, and he got booked for itat 8:30 p.m.
Martin Silbernagel, the Corrections Director said that he will be presented before a judgein 2 weeks. The young man, who lives at My Friend’s Place, a shelterfor the homeless people came to the limelight when Cyrus selected him to accept her award and give a speech for the music video “Wrecking Ball”. He executed the responsibility with precision,and later on even went out for dinner with the young singer.
Whether Cyrus was aware that Helt had warrants pending against him for mischief charges, criminal trespassing and for not complying with probation community service along with urinalysis requirements, is not known. He also oweshis county in excess of $2,000. His mother confirmed that Cyrus had given Helt money to go back to Oregon.