He accepted the VMA award for Video of the Year on Cyrus’ behalf and used the spotlight to raise awareness about the plight of homeless teens.
According to an affidavit obtained by NBC, Helt was first arrested in October 2010 on a drug-related burglary attempt. He told the arresting officer that "he and a friend tried to break into an apartment because the man who rented it had sold them bad marijuana."
Helt pleaded guilty to the charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass (both misdemeanors). He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, probation and drug treatment.