Cannibal Corpse's Pat O'Brien In Court

Neighbors Allege Cannibal Corpse’s Pat O’Brien Appeared To Be ‘Hallucinating’ During His Burglary


The below news report filed by 10 News WTSP sheds some more light on the arrest of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien this past Monday, December 10th. O’Brien was arrested on charges of burglary of an occupied dwelling and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer after apparently fleeing his burning Northdale, FL home and then breaking into the house of a nearby neighbor.

When told to leave, he allegedly pushed a woman residing in the house to the ground before later being apprehended by police while hiding near the property. Police have stated that O’Brien charged at a responding officer with a knife and was detained via a taser.

A resident of the house O’Brien broke into spoke anonymously with ABC Action News and was quoted as saying O’Brien was speaking of “the rapture” and claimed “someone was after him” and appeared to be hallucinating, going so far to temporarily hide in his closet.

O’Brien‘s house was said to have various rounds of ammunition and ‘military-grade flamethrowers’ within it, making the blaze difficult to extinguish. According to the below report, the amount of firearms was enough that ATF agents and a bomb squad were both called to the scene afterwards to sift through the wreckage.

In the report, neighbors of O’Brien describe him as an ‘avid gun collector’, though others stated he didn’t show any signs of erratic behavior in the days prior to the incident.

Police are still investigating the matter while firefighters are still attempting to determine the source of the blaze. O’Brien himself appeared in court yesterday, December 12th, in shackles and an anti-suicide vest with a bond set at $50,000 pending a drug test. His bandmates have yet to issue a statement on the matter.

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