Cannibal Corpse axeman Pat O’Brien has been arrested after a Northdale home caught fire with exploding ammunition inside.
The massive fire broke out Monday night at a home on Norwood Drive. Deputies say Pat O’Brien, a local death metal guitarist, lives in the home.
Hillsborough County firefighters were able to get the fire under control after about an hour but struggled due to the ammunition inside exploding due to the flames. Crews remained at the scene throughout the night and kept the road blocked long off after the fire was put out.
Around the same time the house caught fire, the sheriff’s office got a call about a burglary in progress at a nearby home on Windflower Circle. An arrest report shows O’Brien went in the house without permission and ignored orders from the family to leave.
A sheriff’s office supervisor says O’Brien pushed a woman down inside the house then went into the backyard.
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. Deputies then took him down and arrested him.
O’Brien is charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.