CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien, who end up being arrested last night (December 10) for breaking into a home and assaulting a police officer, appeared in a Florida court this morning.
He was clad in an anti-suicide vest, with his wrists and ankles chained together, when he was told by a judge at the Hillsborough County Courthouse that had to be tested for drugs if he is able to bond out of jail.
A short video report from WFLA News Channel 8 on Pat‘s court appearance is available below.
As previously reported, O’Brien has been arrested for breaking into a Northdale home and then running toward a deputy with a knife.
One of the victims told O’Brien to get out of the house immediately, at which point O’Brien pushed the other victim to the ground and ran into the backyard of the home.
Then he attacked the deputies who responded to the burglary by charging on them with a knife. O’Brien was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault or battery.
At the same time, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was responding to a fire at home on Norwood Drive in Northdale after a neighbor called 911 after she saw flames coming from the house. Reportedly, that is the house of O’Brien.