In a surprise to no one, Track Palin—the son of former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin—was arrested Saturday on assault and burglary charges. Details from Anchorage Daily News say the 28-year-old “repeatedly hit his father, Todd Palin.”
Track had shown up at the Palin family home in Wasilla to retrieve a truck. Beforehand over the phone, Todd Palin said he would not give Track the truck as the younger Palin had been drinking and taking pain medication.
“Track told him he was (going to) come anyway to beat his ass,” Wasilla officer Adam LaPointe wrote in a sworn court affidavit.
Todd locked the door and armed himself with a pistol. When the intoxicated Track showed up, he saw his father pointing the gun at him. Track repeatedly yelled at his dad to go ahead and shoot before punching out the window next to the locked door. He entered the spacious waterfront house through the broken window, disarmed and shoved his father to the ground, and proceeded to slug Todd in the head.
When police arrived to the scene after 8:30 p.m., Todd had escaped and was driving away. LaPointe’s report reveals the older Palin had blood running down his face. It was discovered later his injuries included several head lacerations and liquid leaking from his ear.
At the same time Todd was driving away, another car was leaving the scene, driven by former reality show personality and Donald Trump brownnoser Sarah Palin. Sarah was “visibly upset,” according to LaPointe. It was Sarah who called Wasilla police because Track was “freaking out and was on some type of medication.”
Although the violence ended when Track’s parents fled the house, the troubled Iraq veteran did not surrender right away. When law enforcement called him out, he came out the door and “stood on the porch.” LaPointe’s report then gets a bit rich.
“Communication was attempted which failed due to Track yelling and calling myself and other officers peasants and telling us to lay our guns on the ground before approaching the residence.”
Btw: Politically, Track’s mom has lately been campaigning for the Tea Party.
Track went back into the house, through an upstairs window on the garage roof where he appeared to track officers on the property. Track retreated once more into the house, and 15 minutes later exited the front door. He was cuffed without incident and read his Miranda rights in the patrol car.
Track fessed up to having a “few” beers and arguing with his father about the truck. The arrest was for domestic violence charges of felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief and fourth-degree assault. Track is definitely the progeny of a pit bull with lipstick!
Track Palin at the time of this arrest was serving a two-year probation for a January 2016 domestic violence incident that occurred in the same waterfront family home.
The Palin clan became nationally infamous after Senator John McCain selected then Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate during the 2008 Presidential election. The campaign was plagued with scandal (her daughter Bristol had a hasty shotgun wedding with future Playgirl model Levi Johnston) and power play (dramatized in Game Change). Governor Palin was perfectly parodied by Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live, and actually made an appearance on the “Weekend Update” segment of SNL on October 18, 2008.
Eight months after the Republican ticket lost that election, Palin resigned as governor of Alaska to pursue other grifts such as Fox News guest, Sarah Palin’s Alaska reality show, another short-lived series, Amazing America for the Sportsman Channel (huh?) and publishing her memoir Going Rogue: An American Life. When Palin sowed chaos during the presidential campaign, McCain staffers reported she had “gone rogue.” Palin—and by default her consistently derelict family—has continued to veer toward hardline conservatism, aligning herself with crackpot issues such as promoting creationism in public schools.
Regarding Track’s most recent arrest, as of Monday morning he was still in custody. Court records indicate bail is set at $5,000.
As of Monday evening, @SarahPalinUSA has not addressed her son’s situation among all her right-wing fake news tweets.