Navy SEAL who took out Osama bin Laden arrested in Texas

Robert J. O’Neill, the former Navy SEAL who became famous for snuffing Islamic militant fiend Osama bin Laden, the architect of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was arrested in Texas on charges of assault and public intoxication.

The Dallas Morning News reported that the 47-year-old American hero was booked into jail after the altercation in the city of Frisco where he was recording a podcast at a cigar lounge, citing Collin County records.

O’Neill was hit with a “Class A misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury and a Class C misdemeanor charge of public intoxication,” Frisco police said in a statement.  Jail records only showed the assault charge, according to the outlet.

He was reportedly released on $3,500 bond the same day. It was unclear whether the former SEAL had an attorney and he did not respond to the outlet’s requests for comment.

It isn’t the first time that the Montana-born O’Neill has gotten into trouble with the law. He was busted for driving under the influence in 2016 but prosecutors later dropped the charges, according to CBS News.

As a member of the legendary SEAL Team Six when it pulled off the daring 2011 raid on bin Laden’s secretive compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, O’Neill has taken credit for being the man who personally punched the murderous terrorist leader’s ticket to Allah with multiple shots to his head.

O’Neill recounted the day when he sent the al Qaeda leader to ultimate justice during a 2017 interview with shock jock Howard Stern.

(Video: YouTube/The Howard Stern Show)

“You described that his head kind of exploded when you hit him,” Stern said.

“I actually hit him three times because I shot him twice when he was standing and once on the ground, just because it doesn’t take long for a suicide bomber to clack his vest off so I need to make sure he’s not mobile at all,” he responded.

O’Neill also told his story in his 2017 memoir “The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama Bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior,” a bestselling account of his “awe-inspiring 400-mission career that included his involvement in attempts to rescue “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates Captain Richard Phillips and culminated in those famous three shots that dispatched the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden,” according to the Amazon description of the book.

The former SEAL may no longer be in uniform but he still serves up his stone-cold badassery on Twitter/X where he offers his takes on political and social issues, recently unloading on the Navy over the controversial decision to enlist a drag queen social media influence for a recruiting outreach effort.

“Alright. The U.S. Navy is now using an enlisted sailor Drag Queen as a recruiter. I’m done. China is going to destroy us. YOU GOT THIS NAVY. I can’t believe I fought for this bullshit,” he wrote.

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