Former NFL Star Richie Incognito Arrested ‘For Punching Caskets, Throwing Things, Threatening to Shoot Mortuary Workers as He Planned His Father’s Funeral’

(Source: Scottsdale Police Department)

Former NFL player Richie Incognito has been arrested in Scottsdale for allegedly causing a disruption and making threats at a Scottsdale funeral home.

 “Punching caskets and throwing things.”

Incognito’s father died over the weekend.

Witnesses say Incognito’s family had advised him that he was not going to be allowed to attend the funeral and he had been acting erratically.

Police say he created a disturbance while making funeral arrangements for his father.

The charges stem from an incident at Messingers Pinnacle Peak Mortuary in Scottsdale.

According to the police report, witnesses at the funeral home say “Incognito was talking about a lot of random things that didn’t make sense. He said he wanted them to cut his dad’s head off for research purposes.”

The report goes on to say that “Incognito walked around the funeral home, punching caskets and throwing things.” At one point, according to the police report, he “took an urn from the shelf above and slammed it down on top of the casket.” Police say he “then started throwing around the pamphlets and patches from inside the casket,” and that “he then wanted to see his dad and started crying.”

“He thought Incognito was going to kill him.”

Incognito, 35, is accused of acting erratically and making employees of the funeral home feel uncomfortable.

Employees at the funeral home were “visibly shaken up” and “unable to sit still.” One said, “he thought Incognito was going to kill him.”

Scottsdale police say: “Incognito reportedly was upset with staff and began to damage property inside the business and shout at employees. At several points during his contact with staff, Incognito threatened to retrieve guns from his vehicle and return to shoot the employees.”

According to the police report, two of the employees took cover downstairs in a “secure room.” The police report states they both wanted to stay down there, but knew the [2] females were upstairs still.” One man looked at the other and said “If it’s going to happen, we’re doing it together,” and they went back upstairs.

Incognito allegedly made a gun gesture toward one of the employees, and he said that he has guns in his truck.

Later, when police searched his truck, multiple guns and a silencer were found.

Incognito was arrested and held on misdemeanor charges of threats and disorderly conduct.

His bond was set at $20,000.

He walked out of jail just after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Scottsdale police say Incognito did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the incident.

Suspended “for conduct detrimental to the team.”?

Incognito has been in the news before for allegedly using racist and vulgar language in voicemails and text messages.

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SOURCE: 3TV/CBS 5