Instagram playboy Dan Bilzerian caught trying to make a bomb

Dec 10, 2014 at 2:31 p.m. ET
Image: Dan Bilzerian/Facebook

Notorious Instagram provocateur and millionaire poker-champ Dan Bilzerian was arrested at LAX Tuesday, Dec. 9 on a warrant issued after he was suspected of trying to build a bomb.

The extravagant-living bad boy reportedly had an arrest warrant issued against him in Clark County, Nevada, after officials discovered he was intending to make a powerful explosive with bomb-making materials. According to TMZ, Bilzerian was in possession of ammonium, aluminum powder and an ammonium nitrate mix, all of which make pure TNT when mixed together.

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Last month's warrant was filed under wraps, presumably because cops didn't want to blow their cover and risk the story going public while they were still investigating. With Tuesday's arrest, Bilzerian was charged with "violating a law making it a crime to possess an explosive or incendiary device with the intent to manufacture it," TMZ reported.

Bilzerian is a big fan of weapons, often posting photos of his gun collections on Instagram. He was actually phased out of the Navy SEAL program in 1992, just two days shy of graduating.

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Besides being known as a lavish millionaire and a repeat poker-winner, Bilzerian was further raised to fame by his controversial social media posts. Not only does the rich playboy like to show pictures of all his weapons, but he's constantly also sharing shots of nude models hanging all over him, often in compromising positions. Bilzerian also likes to post photos of the models holding guns as they provocatively grind on him from all angles.

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Meanwhile, another report from the Daily News claims that just before his bust, a model claimed that Bilzerian kicked her in the face at a Miami nightclub a few days ago. The notorious womanizer also got in hot water for throwing a naked female porn star off a Hollywood mansion's roof into a pool. The woman broke her foot in the incident, but the stunt was all part of a photo shoot for Hustler magazine, and she apparently agreed to do it.

Bilzerian remains in custody without bail and may face between one and six years in prison if he's convicted.

UPDATE: Bilzerian was released from jail on Wednesday and charges have been dropped, according to KTLA, who spoke with an official at the Los Angeles County Jail's inmate reception area. Although, KTLA also received an e-mail from Clark County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman, Audrie Locke, who explained that the Nevada charges of possessing or manufacturing explosive or incendiary devices still stood and she didn't have any information on why Bilzerian was released.