Bam Margera, the West Chester skateboarder made famous by appearances in the MTV Jackass series, was hit in the head with a baseball bat around the corner from his hometown nightclub early Saturday.

He was reportedly treated at a hospital and released after the incident at the Note.

West Chester police said they responded to a report of an assault about 2 a.m. on the 50 block of South Matlack Street and arrested Elizabeth Ray, 59, who lives on the block, on aggravated-assault and related charges.

"Ray struck the victim . . . in the head with what appeared to be a bat," according to the police report.

Another bar owner in West Chester, Dave Magrogan of Kildare's Irish Pub, said Ray had been angry over noise from the club.

Ray posted $10,000 bail and was released after her arraignment on one count of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, and two counts of reckless endangerment, court records show.

In the Jackass series and films, Margera and others perform outrageous stunts, which typically carry a risk of injury.

Margera is producing a new film, Jackass 3 in 3-D, and said in an April video interview with ArtisanNewsService that he had suffered "three broken ribs, a broken shoulder, and a twisted ankle."

Contact staff writer Nathan Gorenstein at 215-854-2797 or ngorenstein@phillynews.com.
Inquirer staff writer Michael Klein contributed to this article.