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Deputies: Florida doctors who took down Trump flag arrested

April 15, 2020 GMT
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This April 14, 2020 booking photo provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Geoffrey Fraiche. Fraiche and his wife Laura Webb-Fraiche were charged with several counts after they removed a campaign flag supporting President Donald Trump from a neighbor's property. (Santa Rosa County Sherif's Office via AP)
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This April 14, 2020 booking photo provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Geoffrey Fraiche. Fraiche and his wife Laura Webb-Fraiche were charged with several counts after they removed a campaign flag supporting President Donald Trump from a neighbor's property. (Santa Rosa County Sherif's Office via AP)

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida said two doctors stole a campaign flag supporting President Donald Trump from their neighbor’s property.

Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, and Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, allegedly took 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.

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