Police Tackled Former Trump Campaign Manager After Wife Reports 'Irate' Behavior With Gun
A violent picture is emerging from the involuntary hospitalization of former Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, who once lived in San Antonio. Ft. Lauderdale police have released the 911 call and body camera footage from the Sunday evening incident.
Parscale’s wife Candice can be heard in the 911 call to police Sunday afternoon describing her husband as stressed and angry while holding one of his firearms. She said he cocked the gun and went inside his office at their Ft. Lauderdale home.
She then heard what she thought was a gunshot. Candice went to the first person she saw outside her house — an unidentified realtor setting up for a sale, who called the police on her behalf.
“I have this really nice lady who has just came out and she thinks her husband has shot himself inside her house, and she does not want to go inside,” the realtor told the dispatcher.
Candice can be heard on the 911 call, but at times sounds overcome with emotion, and the caller is heard comforting her.
“He’s just pissed at the world so he like walks out, cocks the handgun and was ranting and raving about something. I don’t know what,” Candice said.
At the end of the call the realtor can be heard asking Candice, "Oh no, did he do that? Oh my gosh, your arm?"
She then asked Candice if her husband has been hurting her. There was no reply as police officers arrived at the residence.
According to a police report, officers arrived shortly after 4 p.m.
In body cam footage of the detention, a shirtless Parscale is ordered to the ground before being tackled.
“I didn’t do anything. I didn’t do anything,” Parscale said as police forcibly subdued and cuffed him.
Parscale was detained by members of a special weapons and tactics team. He was interned at Broward Health Medical Center where a Florida mental health law allows him to be held for up to 72 hours.
A cursory public records search of Parscale, returns no criminal filings while he resided in San Antonio.
The former web marketer helped set up a successful design and website company. He started doing work with the Trump organization in 2015, parlaying into head of digital operations on the Trump 2016 campaign which then led to him becoming the Trump 2020 campaign manager in February 2018. He was replaced by Bill Stepien in July 2020 and has been dogged by news stories about mismanagement and potential financial improprieties.