Family members say Scott Stapp, the frontman for popular 1990s rock band Creed, recently threatened to kill President Barack Obama.
Stapp’s estranged wife Jaclyn and sister-in-law called 911 to report that the “very ill” rocker was riding a bike around his neighborhood, shirtless, claiming to be a CIA agent, according to a tape of the call obtained by TMZ and published Friday.
“He thinks he’s part of the CIA,” one of the women says on the recording. “He thinks they’re trying to kill him, and he has a bunch of paperwork in his backpack that he’s a CIA agent and he’s supposed to assassinate Obama.”
The 911 call was made soon after Stapp returned home from a 72-hour hold in a psychiatric facility last month in Florida.
TMZ reported that when police arrived on the scene, Stapp told them that his wife stole $6 million from him and retaliated against him for confronting her about it by calling the authorities. Police determined a psychiatric hold wasn’t warranted, according to the report.
Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback told TPM that the agency “is aware of this incident and will take appropriate action.”
Stapp also recorded a Facebook video last month in which he claimed to be the victim of a “vicious attack” and said the IRS had frozen his bank accounts. The video was later taken down.
This post has been updated.