Richie Incognito showed many signs of erratic behavior before his arrest at an Arizona funeral home Monday — but most bizarrely, the troubled former Bills guard at one point inquired if the staff could “cut his dad’s head off for research purposes.”
That strange twist, described by a witness, was contained in a police report obtained by TMZ.
One funeral home staffer also reported he “thought Incognito was going to kill him,” according to the report.
Incognito, 35, faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and making threats over his behavior while he was making preparations for his father’s funeral after the elder Incognito’s death over the weekend, staffers and witnesses told Scottsdale police.
Police arrived at the scene Monday after Incognito allegedly was “punching caskets and throwing things.”
Incognito also made a gun gesture with his hand, the employee told police, and threatened him by saying he had guns in his truck. Police reportedly found a pile of guns in Incognito’s truck, including three rifles, two handguns and a silencer.
The four-time Pro Bowler showed signs of mood swings and failure to “maintain a coherent thought” during his arrest, according to police. Incognito’s family had planned to keep him away from his father’s funeral due to concerns over his behavior, one staffer explained to police.
Incognito was released on bond after spending Monday night in jail, according to TMZ.
Incognito had a similarly disturbing outburst in May, when he was taken to a mental hospital after allegedly throwing a dumbbell at another man in a Florida gym. Police at the time said Incognito “believed ordinary citizens were government officials that were tracking and recording him.”
Incognito retired from the Bills after last season but has been talking about a comeback. Earlier this month, he told TMZ he had received inquiries from the Vikings and Seahawks. But when Vikings coach Mike Zimmer denied that report, Incognito tweeted, “Mike Zimmer is a f–king liar!!” Incognito later deleted the post and tweeted an apology.
By HANNAH WITHIAM