“When police have to deal with somebody with mental illness, it could be violent, it could be passive, you just don’t know,” said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood, as NBC10 reported. “The unfortunate thing in this case, he’s got a vehicle, the vehicle was his weapon.”
Pacini had posted rambling, unintelligible videos on YouTube, saying the CIA and FBI were out to kill him. He also threatened a member of the Haverford, Pa., police department.
“Now Sara, this is up to you to come out and save me,” he said in one video. “You’ve got probably 12 to 24 hours tops. I’m waiting on you.”
Here’s one of the videos — which contains censored profanity and descriptions of violence:
“I might be dead or in prison by the time Sara Bareilles hears this,” Pacini said. “She’s the only one who can save me.”
Bareilles was not immediately available for comment.