The mastermind behind the now-famous "Kony 2012" video was arrested last night in San Diego for allegedly being drunk in public and masturbating ... this according to NBC7 in San Diego.
Jason Russell was taken into custody by San Diego cops. In addition to allegedly masturbating, cops say he vandalized cars.
Russell, the co-founder of "Kony 2012," is the father of two, and says he wants to have 9 more kids.
Russell is the co-founder of Invisible Children as well as the filmmaker of the ultra-viral video which has set records on the Internet -- with more than 80 million views.
Invisible Children 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.”