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Mayor Rob Ford: “I’m Going to Kill That Fucking Guy”

A video obtained by the Toronto Star shows a visibly disturbed Mayor Rob Ford ranting and making death threats.

A screenshot of the video obtained by the Star

A screenshot of the video obtained by the Star.

Mayor Rob Ford, who on Tuesday said “I have nothing left to hide,” now has yet another bizarre video to explain. The Sun has just posted a short clip of what it says is a longer video being shopped around by “someone looking to make thousands of dollars.” In the clip, the mayor can be seen violently flailing and making graphic, murderous-sounding threats against an unspecified person who doesn’t seem to be in the room. “I’m going to kill that fucking guy,” he says. “He dies or I die, brother.”

The mayor also promises to “rip his fucking throat out” and “make sure that motherfucker’s dead.” An anonymous source close to the mayor told the Sun that the clip “looks worse than it is,” and that the mayor sometimes rants like this, then calms down afterward. You can watch the clip on the Sun‘s website for now. Meanwhile, Michael Cooke, the editor of the Toronto Star, says that his paper has obtained the full 77-second clip, and will be posting it soon. We’ll update when that happens.

UPDATE: November 7, 2013, 12:30 PM And now the Star has posted the full video, with a transcript. The accompanying article says the paper did, in fact, pay for the video—though it doesn’t say how much.

The circumstances around the video are still unclear, but the Star points out that Ford’s anger seems directed at someone who called him and/or his brothers “liars.”

During his press conference on October 31, Police Chief Bill Blair mentioned that police had recovered two Rob Ford videos, one of which appeared to be the infamous crack video. This video isn’t believed to be a copy of either of the videos in police custody.

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