According to ABC Action News, CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O’Brien
has been arrested for breaking into a Northdale home and then running toward a deputy with a knife, according to an arrest affidavit.
Reportedly, O’Brien forced himself into a home on Windflower Circle in the Northdale neighborhood at approximately 6:57 p.m. on Monday (December 10), while there were two people in the house at the time.
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.
Deputies responding to the burglary found O’Brien hiding behind a fence near his home. They say O’Brien charged at them with a knife after he failed to obey their commands. Deputies then took him down and arrested him.
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.
There is no word what those charges are related to but they do not have anything to do with the fire, authorities say.