He’s leaving to spend more time with his family. Oh, wait…
WCBS-TV anchor Rob Morrison resigned from the station today on the heels of shocking charges that he choked his wife and then threatened to kill her while in Connecticut police custody, sources told The Post.
Yesterday, a shocking Connecticut police report revealed a dark, violent side of veteran local anchorman that has long been masked by his television veneer.
The WCBS/Channel 2 newsman drunkenly told cops on the day of his domestic violence arrest that he would kill his wife if they let him go — and he has previously threatened to murder their young son if she ever leaves him, according to the report obtained by The Post.
“I can’t go home tonight man, I’m f–king killing her!” a vodka-fueled Morrison, 44, slurred to a cop booking him Sunday for allegedly throttling his wife, Ashley, at their Darien home.
He also taunted his arresting officers, dubbing one cop “Sergeant Douchebag” and daring them to make his handcuffs tighter, the report says.
Ashley, 40, an anchor for “CBS Money,” bashed Morrison in the face with a remote control to stop him from choking her with both hands on the couch, cops said.
That’s how he ended up with a bloody gash on his nose in his mug shot.
The petite, 115-pound blonde was so “distressed, visibly shaken, and clearly in fear of her husband” that she refused to write out a statement against him, cops wrote. She also would not allow them to photograph red marks on her neck.
Ashley’s brother, Dr. Gregory Risk, told police that Morrison once threatened the couple’s 7-year-old son, Jack.
“G. Risk stated that in the past R. Morrison commented to him that if A. Morrison leaves him he would shoot their son in front of her and then shoot her,” police wrote.