Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Arrested For Assault While His House Explodes


Pat O’Brien, guitarist with Cannibal Corpse has been granted $50,000 bail after he was apprehended in a rather bizarre assault and burglary while his own home burned. It’s reported that the metaller’s house went up in flames after explosive devices went off.

O’Brien was arrested on charges of burglary and assault when he allegedly broke into a neighbour’s residence in Northdale, Florida, and threw the woman to the floor. The NME reports that as the incident took place, O’Brien’s home was in flames because of explosive devices inside. Firefighters tackled the blaze while ammunition continued to explode, before eventually getting the fire under control.

Filmed by local TV station WFLA, O’Brien appeared at Hillsborough County Court wearing an anti-suicide vest and was handcuffed to court deputies. The full news report on O’Brien’s arrest is available below.

O’Brien was tasered by police on his arrest and will need to complete a drugs test before he will be released on the $50,000 bail. The case comes only three days after Cannibal Corpse were given the support slot for Slayer‘s farewell tour in the US in.

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