Credit: Jason Russell's Facebook Photo: Kony 2012 Director Jason Russell

One of the co-founders of Invisible Children, the organization behind Kony 2012, the damning exposé of Ugandan guerrilla leader Joseph Kony, is now going to be known for more than just directing the viral video.

Jason Russell, 33, is also going to be known as the dude who was detained in San Diego for reportedly running half-naked through traffic, masturbating in public, and vandalizing cars while possibly under the influence of something. (Instead of #Kony2012, #Horny2012 is trending on Twitter.)

Jason was taken into custody by San Diego police yesterday for those alleged offenses, though he will not be charged with a crime, reports TMZ. During a press conference, Lt. Andra Brown explained (via NBC San Diego), “Due to the nature of the detention, he was not arrested. During the evaluation we learned we probably needed to take him to a medical facility because of statements he was saying."

His partner, Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey, released a statement: "Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason's passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time."

Perhaps there’s a silver lining in this dark cloud: Maybe Jason’s SoCal escapades will garner even more attention for their well-intentioned organization?

We’re trying to be positive here, people.

Sources: TMZ, NBC San Diego

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