Before former Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito's actions at an Arizona funeral home led to his arrest, he was tossed from a nearby pizza place after threatening customers and the shop's owner, according to surveillance footage obtained by CBS5 in Scottsdale.
Jason Travers, the owner of Rosati's Pizza, told the station that Incognito was angry, knocked over a chair, asked for one of the bartenders and was acting erratically when he came in Monday afternoon.
Travers said he eventually recognized Incognito as the son of one of his regular customers. Incognito's father died over the weekend.
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"He came back to the kitchen, slammed the door open and got in my face," he told the station. "Very intimidating.
"The rest of his behavior is erratic after that. I gave him my business card, trying to leave, and [he was] acting weird."
Travers said Incognito was at his restaurant around 2 p.m. Police said they responded to a disorderly conduct call at the funeral home at 3:30 p.m.
Employees at the funeral home said Incognito punched caskets, threw things and at one point slammed an urn into a casket. A funeral home employee said Incognito and his family were having a dispute because the family did not want Incognito to attend the funeral.
According to police, a funeral home employee said 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."
He was charged with disorderly conduct and making threats and held overnight. He was released Tuesday on $20,000 bond.
Incognito, who agreed to a pay cut to remain with the Bills after three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances, suddenly retired in April after firing his agents via Twitter. He then asked the Bills to release him and remove him from the retired/reserve list so he could resume his career with another team. The Bills released him May 21, but he had not been signed by another team.
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