Track Palin was
arrested over the weekend for allegedly breaking into his
parents’ home in Wasilla, Alaska, and assaulting his father,
Todd Palin. Now it turns out that Track’s mother, former Alaska
Gov. Sarah Palin, was the
one who called police to report the incident.
Sarah Palin called local police at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday
night to report that her son Track, 28, was “freaking out and
was on some type of medication,” the Anchorage Daily
News reported Monday, citing a sworn affidavit filed in
court by Wasilla officer Adam LaPointe.
The affidavit said that Track came to the house to confront his
father over a disagreement involving a truck. Todd Palin told
his son not to come because he knew that Track had been
drinking and taking pain medication.
“Track told him he was (going to) come anyway to beat his ass,”
LaPointe wrote, according to the affidavit obtained by the
Anchorage Daily News.
Todd Palin said he retrieved a pistol to “protect his family”
and met his son at the front door. Track then allegedly broke
in through a window, tackled his father to the ground and began
hitting him in the head, according to the affidavit. After
suffering injuries to his face and head, Todd Palin escaped and
left the home. He was bleeding from several cuts on his head
and had liquid coming from his ear, the officer said in the
As police arrived, they saw Todd and a “visibly upset” Sarah
Palin leaving their home in two separate vehicles. Officers had
some difficulties coaxing Track out of the home, but ultimately
they handcuffed him without incident.
According to the affidavit, Track told the officer he’d had a
few beers and gotten into a fight with his father about a
vehicle and “there had been threats made between them.”
Track was arrested on domestic violence charges of felony
first-degree burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief and
fourth-degree assault, the Anchorage Daily News
reported. As of Monday morning, he was still in police custody.
At the time of his arrest, Track was serving two years of
probation on a plea deal stemming from a domestic violence
arrest in January 2016, when he allegedly assaulted his
then-girlfriend and pointed a gun at her.