Another Controversial Video By Gilberton Police Chief - FOX 13 News

Another Controversial Video By Gilberton Police Chief

Posted: Updated:
Chief Kessler, brandishing an automatic weapon Chief Kessler, brandishing an automatic weapon
FOX 29's Chris O'Connell Reports From The Town. FOX 29's Chris O'Connell Reports From The Town.
GILBERTON, Pa. -

"For all you guys who cried and cried about, oh I used profanity... BLEEEEEEEP you!"

Meet Police Chief Mark Kessler of Gilberton, Pennsylvania.

According to his YouTube post, this is his way of saying he's sorry.

"You get that? You get that? Huh? Huh? You bunch of BLEEPING BLEEPS," He yells.

The profanity laced tirade posted by Chief Kessler was in response to another video posted on YouTube where Kessler is seen using guns to explain his stance on the right to bear arms.

People complained. But the chief, well, he was just getting started.

"If you didn't like it the first time around.. come get some more," he exclaims.

Kessler is the only officer in this one-police-car town. He's shown throughout the two-and-a-half minute video firing off barrage of bullets from three automatic weapons, each time using some choice words to his viewers.

"I have another message for you..Go BLEEP yourself."

Some residents who pay Kessler's salary were shocked to see the video.

"It was kind of crazy. It was out character for him I think," says one resident

But another resident didn't feel shocked at the video.

Kessler is member of the local school board, and he formed his own citizen militia called the Constitutional Security Force.

"It was like watching an R rated movie," says Mary Lou Hannon.

The mayor of Gilberton says tells us she's fielded hundreds of calls from across the country demanding Kessler's resignation. Her bosses are defending their chief of 14 years.

"He was off duty when he did it[,] so what our employees do on their off time is on their personal time," says Mary Lou Hannon, the Gilberton Mayor.

"He wanted to get peoples attention. And that he did," says Daniel Malloy, the Council President.

A borough council meeting was scheduled for tomorrow to talk about this, but because of security concerns the meeting was rescheduled for next week.

We tried to reach Chief Kessler, but he is out of town on vacation.

You can watch his YouTube clip in the video player at the bottom of this page or click here.

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Taney Dragons Prepare To Take The Field At LLWS

    Taney Dragons Prepare To Take The Field At LLWS

    Friday, August 15 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-08-15 05:45:48 GMT
    Opening ceremonies for the 75th Little League World Series took place on Thursday. 
    Opening ceremonies for the 75th Little League World Series took place on Thursday. 
  • Dead Poets Society Actors Remember Robin Williams

    Dead Poets Society Actors Remember Robin Williams

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-08-13 04:36:38 GMT
    Dead Poets Society, one of Robin Williams' most memorable performances, was shot right here in our area. On Tuesday, actors who were in the film took a look back at the days on the set with him in Delaware.
    Dead Poets Society, one of Robin Williams' most memorable performances, was shot right here in our area. On Tuesday, actors who were in the film took a look back at the days on the set with him in Delaware.
  • Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Vineland Hit-And-Run

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Vineland Hit-And-Run

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:33:57 GMT
    Investigators say they’re looking for a Dodge Ram 2500 with an extended cab, model year between 1994-1997. If you have any information on the fatal hit-and-run, please contact the Vineland Police Department at 856-696-1212.Investigators say they’re looking for a Dodge Ram 2500 with an extended cab, model year between 1994-1997. If you have any information on the fatal hit-and-run, please contact the Vineland Police Department at 856-696-1212.
    Vineland police say a pedestrian was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Vineland, Cumberland Country.
    Vineland police say a pedestrian was killed Sunday night in a hit-and-run crash in Vineland, Cumberland Country.
Powered by WorldNow

FOX 13 / WTVT-TV
3213 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609
Main: (813) 876-1313
Newsroom: (813) 870-9630
Fax: (813) 871-3135

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices