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Police Report: Cannibal Corpse Guitarist’s Home Contained 80 Weapons, Three Skulls

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TAMPA BAY, Fla. (CelebrityAccess) A search warrant for the Tampa Bay, Fla., house of Cannibal Corpse’s Patrick O’Brien, who was arrested Dec. 10 after entering a neighboring home, revealed an arsenal of 80 weapons plus three skulls, according to a police report.

O’Brien, guitarist for the death metal band, was renting a home in the city when he entered a neighboring house without permissions, shouting “the rapture is coming,” then pushing a woman to the ground and running into the backyard. He hid behind a fence near the backyard and, when, O’Brien was given “multiple commands” to surrender, rushed a Sheriff’s deputy with a knife, according to the police report, obtained by the Tampa Bay Times. He was then tasered multiple times then handcuffed. That was when flames were spotted at his house.

The next day, when the fire subsided, fire marshals found weapons and potential explosives locked in a safe inside the home, according to the report. There were about 50 shotguns, including one that was illegally sawed-off an inch past the stock, 10 semiautomatic rifles including Ak-47 variants, two Uzi-style rifles and 20 handguns, according to a search warrant. There were thousands of rounds of ammunition – some of which began to explode during the fire, causing firefighters to retreat – plus weapons, weapons’ parts and three skulls found inside the home.

Apart from the sawed-off shotgun, it is not illegal to own such weapons but the warrant does not say whether O’Brien had the proper paperwork for them, according to the Times.

The guitarist reportedly called relatives early Dec. 10 warning of “the rapture” and that “aliens have landed.”

He was ordered to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation before being released from jail on $50,000 bail. O’Brien has had no comment on the incident.

O’Brien was arrested the day after it was announced Cannibal Corpse would open for Slayer on the North American leg of its farewell tour.



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