Retired mixed martial artist Jason "Mayhem" Miller is involved in a standoff with Orange County Sheriff Department police officers at his residence in Mission Viejo, California.
Department officers on Thursday attempted to serve Miller, 33, with an arrest warrant on felony charges of domestic violence, criminal contempt and stalking, Lt. M. Kiernan confirmed to ESPN.com. Miller then barricaded himself inside the residence and began live-tweeting the ensuing events. Kiernan said the situation called for a SWAT team to be called into action.
"There is a subject at the location of that name with an outstanding warrant for his arrest," Kiernan said. "We are attempting to execute the warrant. Presently, the subject is locked inside his home. Resources are on scene attempting to resolve this peacefully.
"Contact with him was attempted outside the location and it's my understanding he retreated inside the location, locking himself in there. That's where it stands."
At 2:12 p.m. ET, Miller tweeted: "I need to tell everyone about the absolute waste of resources going on outside of my house right now. i (sic) am counting no less than 5 officers. they also have allocated use of a chopper, which cost approx. 12 Grand an Hour to operate, along with taking time away from REAL emergencies.
Fifteen minutes later, Miller wrote: "just don't let them shoot me."
The sheriff department's Twitter feed just before 4 p.m. ET said there are no known hostages at Miller's residence.
Miller's latest post on Twitter: "They threw a phone box threw a plate glass window. Disrespect. I would like to give up, but not with 50 RAMBOS out there. Not cool"
The bench warrant for Miller's arrest has bail listed at $200,000.
On Aug. 2, 2013, Miller was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Mission Viejo. He also was arrested in August 2012 after he allegedly broke into and vandalized a church in Orange County.
Miller (23-9) has not fought since a loss to C.B. Dollaway in May 2012. A professional fighter since 2001, Miller competed in various promotions throughout his career, including the UFC, DREAM and Strikeforce. He hosted the MTV show "Bully Beatdown" starting in 2009 and had a role in the Hollywood film "Here Comes the Boom," in 2012.