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Miley's MTV homeless man wanted by police

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in the US state of Oregon.

Jesse Helt (22) was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010.

According to court records, he broke into the apartment of a man who had been selling what Helt believed to be bad marijuana.

Helt, who was 18 at the time, pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and criminal trespass, both misdemeanours, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and probation.

The arrest warrant was issued in November, 2011 after he violated probation.

Helt moved to Los Angeles and lived on the streets while trying to find work as a model.

He gained worldwide attention on Sunday when Cyrus let him accept her award for video of the year.