A Florida couple is facing charges after they allegedly stole a Donald Trump campaign flag from a neighbor’s property during the night with their children in tow.
41-year-old Geoffrey Michael Fraiche and his wife, 38-year-old Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, are both gynecologists who are employed in different hospitals in Pensacola, Florida.
The married couple, who lives in Gulf Breeze with their two children, reportedly drank a little alcohol which allegedly caused them to become mischievously playful.
The Fraiche’s allegedly took their children out of their residence and rode with them in a golf cart to their next-door neighbor’s property.
When they got out of the cart with the kids, the Fraiche’s allegedly approached a flag pole holding a campaign flag for the support of Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign.
As reportedly depicted in a video captured by a Ring security camera, Laura grabbed and shook the pole after she placed her younger, diapered child on the ground.
When the Fraiche’s allegedly located a ladder nearby they reportedly decided to use it to get to the flag, while their older child was heard expressing fear that they would get in trouble.
Geoffrey reportedly snatched the Trump flag from its station and his wife was seen in the video acting in a way that was interpreted as taking delight in the achievement.
Geoffrey and Laura reportedly went to the police station to turn themselves in for the accusations made by their neighbor against them, and they were charged with misdemeanor property damage, trespassing, petit theft, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The latter charge resulted in an investigation performed by the Florida Department of Children and Family Services, but the outcome has not been made public.
The alleged victim said that Geoffrey spoke with him regarding the incident and tried to explain that he and his wife “were just playing a game” inspired by being tipsy from the alcoholic beverages they shared.
The alleged victim reported that he intends to press charges because the children were present and he believes the parents were irresponsible in their actions, and he added that the alleged $700 damage to his property was not a factor in his decision.
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