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A pair of physicians in Florida was arrested for allegedly removing a “Trump 2020” flag from their elderly neighbor’s yard.
The couple was arrested on four misdemeanor charges each after video surveillance captured them stealing the political flag from atop a pole on the property of their 67-year-old neighbor last week, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Shockingly, they accomplished the mission with their young children in tow.
Physician-Parents possessed w @realDonaldTrump hatred so much that they steal a senior citizen’s Trump flag w kids in tow.
The little boy is begging them to stop.
Apparently two medical degrees lack the decency & common sense of a child.
Despicable parenting! pic.twitter.com/nZsLA09ob6
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 14, 2020
U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida shared the surveillance video which was widely seen on social media, calling them out for their “despicable parenting!”
The Gulf Breeze physicians, Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, and his wife, Laura Webb-Fraiche, 38, were seen in the video footage coming up to the property driving a golf cart. Two young children appeared to be with them, and the older child could be heard pleading with the couple not to go through with their actions.
“You’re gonna go to jail,” the child said, according to the audio.
“No, don’t do it,” the child pleaded again, running up to the woman while the father was seen putting down a toddler wearing only a diaper who began to cry.
“Stop it. I don’t want you two going to jail,” the child begged again as the man in the video positioned a ladder against the pole. “Please!”
“Don’t cry,” the man admonished while the mother was heard saying, “Don’t worry.”
The man quickly climbed up the ladder, removed the flag – which he handed to the woman waiting below – and climbed down. Tossing the ladder aside, they turn to leave as the woman was heard saying, “Yes, baby, yes.”
Gaetz slammed the couple’s actions and the fact that their child had more “common sense.”
“Apparently two medical degrees lack the decency & common sense of a child,” the Florida Republican wrote.
And, true to the child’s many warnings, the couple did get arrested and were booked into Santa Rosa County Jail around 9:30 a.m following the incident that was recorded on April 7, according to WKRG. The couple was seen smiling in their booking photos from the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office.
Though they were released 90 minutes later, they were each charged with criminal mischief, trespassing, larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The neighbor and property owner will reportedly be pursuing charges against them and indicated the damage to the base of the flagpole amounted to $500 while the flag itself cost $200.
Fraiche’s arrest report noted that he is a gynecologist at Sacred Heart Hospital and Webb-Fraiche’s arrest report indicated that she is a gynecologist at West Florida Hospital, WKRG reported.
Social media comments shredded the doctors for their appalling lack of judgment because of their apparent hatred of President Trump.
They should be fired . Sure the hospital is getting a lot of backlash from these two people so disrespectful
— DeeG ❌ (@deegrose) April 14, 2020
All smiles in their mugshots. Proud parents. Utterly appalling and I hope an example is made of them.
— Geremy Cope (@pinchharmonic12) April 14, 2020
That is abhorrent. I feel terrible for their children who obviously have the innocence to understand right from wrong. And now they got to witness Mommy and Daddy tearing down someone else’s property? Very, very sad.
— bluemoon (@bluemoo43107939) April 14, 2020
It just makes them look worse that they are doctors. I don’t want anyone that unhinged in care of my health.
— I double dog Adair you (@Cheelydogg) April 15, 2020
Just imagine how theyd treat a patient that happens to be a Trump supporter. After this stunt, they have lost their ability to be trusted to perform their duties without bias..its always a case of tds..
— plunger*man (@Shit_kicker51) April 15, 2020
Maybe they should be forced to replace the flag via a large donation to Trump 2020.
— Steve Detmer (@DetmerSteve) April 14, 2020
Why do people feel the need to destroy others property just because they don’t like it? Just say to yourself, “I don’t like that” and move on. Good grief. Idiots.
— KLM (@GrayElephant) April 15, 2020
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