Robert O’Neill was charged with assault and public intoxication.
The US Navy Seal who claimed to have killed Bin Laden, was arrested for charges of assault and public intoxication on Wednesday.
From the article by Daily Calling, after recording a podcast, the 47-year-old former US Navy Seal faced a Class A misdemeanor charge for assault that caused bodily injury and a Class C misdemeanor charge of public intoxication. Specific details of the arrest was scarce, records have stated that the US Navy Seal was released from the Collin County Jail that same day after posting a $3,500 bond.
The US Navy Seal gained notoriety when he claimed that he was the one that killed the 9/11 terrorist Osama Bin Laden during an operation in 2011. The US Navy Seal’s firsthand account has served as the foundation for his “The Operator” biography, that was neither confirmed nor denied by the US military.
The US Navy Seal has previously faced legal issues, like his ban from Delta Airlines due to noncompliance of COVID protocols. O’Neill was also apprehended for driving under influence in Montana in 2016, however charges were later dropped by the prosecutors.
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The US Navy Seal currently holds the position of Director of Military Relations at the Armed Forces Brewing Company in Virginia.
According to Seattle Times, Frisco Police have said that the US Navy Seal is facing two misdemeanor charges, one for assault causing bodily injury and one for public intoxication. O’Neill has not responded for requests for comment, and it is unclear if he has a lawyer.
Frisco police declined to release more information related to the US Navy Seal’s arrest. But it was seen on Social Media that the US Navy Seal was in Frisco on Tuesday to record a podcast.