DELRAY BEACH — Actor Brandon “Bam” Margera, best known as the star of former MTV show “Jackass,” was found Wednesday after leaving a Delray Beach treatment center without permission this week, it was announced Thursday the police.

Officers made contact with Margera on Wednesday after she disappeared from a treatment facility, Delray Beach Police spokesman Ted White said.

Margera was brought to the treatment center, which authorities did not name, under the Marchman Act, which under Florida law provides for the involuntary or voluntary assessment and treatment of a person suspected of abuse of alcohol or drugs.

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Why did the celebrity, Bam Margera, leave the rehab center?

The 42-year-old told site staff on Monday that he was leaving because he was unhappy with the facilities, according to a city police incident report.

He told staff he was going to check in at another facility, according to the report. The police attempted to locate Margera there but could not find him. A staff member at the second site told officers on Tuesday that Margera had called the day before but had still not checked in.

A staff member at the initial treatment center informed police that Margera had sent text messages saying he had checked into a hotel. An officer arrived at the hotel and observed him sitting at the bar with a group of people.

The officer observed no signs of suspicious activity and Margera indicated that he would return to his room for bed, according to the report. He told an officer that he was in contact with his guardian to obtain the necessary documents to change schools.

"Donkey" Star Bam Margera is shown at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.

Police described Margera as calm and said he was in no apparent danger. Staff at the facility he was staying at told officers Margera made no alarming statements about wanting to harm herself or others.

There were talks of Margera being transferred to a rehab facility in Lake Worth Beach, but there were no court documents authorizing the request, police said.

The website TMZ reported that Margera was taken back to the initial rehab center on Wednesday without objection. White said Thursday he could not confirm whether Margera had indeed returned to a treatment center.

On Wednesday, Margera posted a photo of himself and another man to his Instagram account, which has 2.4 million followers. Magera wrote that the man is an “MMA fighter, chiropractor and Dominick ten years sober…” He is “my new AA sponsor”.

Julius Whigham II covers public safety and criminal justice for The Palm Beach Post. You can reach him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @JuliusWhigham. Help support our work: Subscribe today.