Ok, got it? Now, take a look at the news report from San Diego's NBC affiliate. Note how at the end, after the reporter in the field kicks it back to the studio, that the male anchor actually says that Russell did nothing "illegal."
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In an MSNBC report on the story, a spokeswoman for the San Diego police department explained why Russell's actions did not warrant a criminal behavior designation:
Russell's wife, Danica, was also quoted in the MSNBC story as saying that her husband behaved so bizarrely because he was... tired:
Russell "did some irrational things brought on by extreme exhaustion and dehydration," his wife said Friday night, a day after he was detained over reports of a man masturbating and acting strangely, NBC News reported.Nothing will divert attention from yourself more than running around naked in broad daylight. Here is Russell's appearance on MSNBC's Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on March 8th:
Danica Russell, in a family statement obtained by NBC News, suggested sudden attention and criticism of the film may have led to her husband's behavior.
"We thought a few thousand people would see the film, but in less than a week, millions of people around the world saw it," Danica Russell said. "While that attention was great for raising awareness about Joseph Kony, it also brought a lot of attention to Jason -- and, because of how personal the film is, many of the attacks against it were also very personal, and Jason took them very hard.