The ex-Navy SEAL who asserts he eliminated Osama bin Laden was arrested in Texas this week.
Robert J. O’Neill, aged 47, was detained in Frisco and faced a Class A misdemeanor for assault causing bodily injury, along with a Class C misdemeanor for public intoxication, as per The Dallas Morning News. However, jail records only indicated the assault charge.
Details about the arrest were not disclosed by Frisco police on Friday.
O’Neill was promptly released on the same day upon posting a $3,500 bond.
During his time in the area, O’Neill was engaged in podcast recording at a local cigar lounge.
He declined to provide a comment to The Post upon request.
A past member of SEAL Team 6, O’Neill gained widespread recognition when he claimed responsibility for firing the shots that ended the life of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, during a covert operation in 2011.
O’Neill detailed the narrative in his 2017 memoir titled “The Operator.”
The U.S. government has neither affirmed nor refuted the account.
O’Neill’s recent arrest in Texas is not his initial encounter with controversy.
In 2020, Delta Airlines banned the outspoken veteran for his refusal to wear a mask.
In 2016, he faced a DUI charge in Montana, although prosecutors eventually dismissed the charges, as reported by CBS News.
Additionally, the veteran is associated with Armed Forces Brewing Co., a Virginia-based microbrewery. This brewery emerged amid the debate stirred by Bud Light’s sponsorship of LGBTQ influencer Dylan Mulvaney.