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Theft of neighbor’s Trump flag lands Florida doctors in jail, deputies say

The two Gulf Breeze gynecologists are accused of using a ladder to take the flag while their two children watched.
Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, and Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, are accused of using a ladder to steal a neighbor's Donald Trump campaign flag while their two children were with them.
Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, and Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, are accused of using a ladder to steal a neighbor's Donald Trump campaign flag while their two children were with them. [ Associated Press ]
Published Apr. 16, 2020
Updated Apr. 16, 2020

GULF BREEZE — Deputies in Florida said two doctors stole a campaign flag supporting President Donald Trump from their neighbor’s property in this Panhandle city.

Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, and Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, are accused of taking the flag on April 7 while their two children were with them, news outlets reported. A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s report said they used a ladder to pull it down.

Both Fraiche and Webb-Fraiche are gynecologists working in different Pensacola hospitals, WKRG-TV reported. They were charged with several crimes, including trespassing and larceny, and released from the county jail.

Fraiche said in a text message on Wednesday that he was preparing a statement for the media, but didn't have an immediate comment.

The district’s Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted Tuesday that their actions showed “despicable parenting.” He included a version of a surveillance video with captions added that said their older child asked them to stop.

“Apparently two medical degrees lack the decency & common sense of a child,” Gaetz added.