As it was reported yesterday, December 11, Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien was arrested in Northdale, Florida this Monday after breaking into a house, attacking the residents, and then running towards one of the deputies with a knife in his right hand.
Meanwhile, it was reported that a nearby house, presumably O’Brien’s home, was destroyed in a fire and that military-grade flamethrowers were found in it. He was arrested on the spot and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault or battery. The bail was set to $50,000 by the judge.
That same day a crowdfunding campaign was launched on gofundme.com to bail out O’Brien. Made by a profile names CannibaL’David Corpse’Aguillard, the description reads:
“Pat O’Brien was arrested 12/10/2018 on some serious allegations. [sic] Anyone who knows Pat knows that he has a good heart and is really a great friend. None of us want to see him stay behind bars so I am raising money to bond him out. He was arrested on no bond on one of the charges. But the judge set a 50,000 bond this morning in first appearance court .It should update soon on the Hillsborough county sheriffs website . Anything will help toward his bond. Through a bondsman it will be 10% plus collateral. So $5,750 would be the total plus collateral which can be done with my car. All donations will go to Pat. If someone. Else posts his bond all donations on this page will go to Pat for any other expenses he may need it for. Lets have Pats back and thank you for your supp
“I really want to help Pat anyway that I can. All donations will go to Pat either to bond him out or for whatever he needs in this horrible situation.”
One update was also posted, and it reads:
“Thank you guys for your support to the O’Brien family. I know they are going to be dropping a lot of money on Pat. Every donation will be going to the family for what they need to do for Pat. Story, true or not. I feel the need to support a legend in metal who has brought some of the best death metal ever. I have your back Pat. You will get through this bro…..”