CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Patrick “Pat” O’Brien has been photographed for the first time since his December 2018 arrest.
Earlier today, an Independence, Kentucky-based business shared a photo on Instagram of her with O’Brien with the following message: “And then this guy walked into the bar…. and we were shocked lol #cannibalcorpse #saturdayvibes”
You can see the photo below.
O’Brien was arrested on December 10th, 2018 on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault. Deputies say he burglarized a house and charged at a deputy with a knife.
At the same time, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was responding to a fire at O’Brien‘s home after a neighbor called 911 after she saw flames coming from the house.
“When people were seeing [TV reports about] it — I think on the Tampa news, they were pretty good with him,” CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher talked O’Brien on a 2019 episode of “The Jasta Show.” “They just said he was one of the best guitar players in death metal in America, and in the world, and he’s highly respected. And they didn’t really trash him at all. And they showed him on TV.”
He also said that fans have been very supportive of Pat while he is dealing with his ordeal. “In the metal world, I think in general, 95 percent [of the people], everyone was, like, ‘Get well soon.’ I didn’t spend too much time reading stuff online, because that’s when you get people who just wanna say nasty stuff just to be nasty.”