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Man arrested after attacking employees in two stores, yelling “F*** Joe Biden”

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – David Andrew Frick, 29, was arrested yesterday afternoon after allegedly attacking employees at two different stores.

Frick reportedly entered the CVS at 311 SW 13th Street at about 5:40 p.m. and started punching an employee in the face. A store customer tried to pull Frick off the employee and was also punched in the face before Frick ran out of the store.

Frick then reportedly entered a business at 600 W University Avenue at about 5:47 p.m. while the employees were working in the back room, getting ice cream out of the freezer. Frick allegedly walked to the back room and started punching the employees while they crouched down to avoid the blows. The victims said that Frick yelled, “F*** Joe Biden” during the incident.

After Gainesville Police Department officers arrived to detain him, Frick reportedly refused to give his name and said it was “John Doe.” He also allegedly resisted being placed in the back seat of a patrol car.

Frick was previously charged with stealing hard drives from the history department at the University of Florida in December of 2021 and pawning them. He was declared incompetent to stand trial in March and committed to a state mental hospital, but he was declared competent to proceed in July.

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In March, while in the jail, he reportedly had to be restrained because he was banging his head against the wall and making suicidal statements. While being treated for injuries caused by a Taser, he allegedly attacked a nurse at the jail. A few days later, he was charged with breaking a window at the jail.

At the end of July, Frick entered a plea of nolo contendere to charges stemming from the incidents at the jail (the charges of stealing and pawning the hard drives were dropped) with adjudication of guilt withheld and 18 months of probation with a mental health plan. He agreed to remain in treatment at Meridian Behavioral Health Services and live in the Lodge at Meridian.

Frick has been charged with three counts of battery (following a previous battery conviction) and resisting arrest without violence. He is being held on $20,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

    • Probably just attended too many CRT, Diversty and Inclusion, wokeness indoctrination and teacher’s union training for wannabes. He’ll get well in jail as he mentally detoxifies.

  • Karma Cream will never be the same. A woke priest will have to be flown in from Portland, Oregon to purge the evil energy from the building.

  • He just said what many have been saying for months now. Problem is, he just chose to release his pent up anger and frustration the wrong way.

  • Funny to me how this, and other idiotic behavior, is acceptable to republicans when it’s one of their own behaving like an idiot. These are completely different comments than the ones you would see if this person HADN’T been yelling f**k Joe Biden.

    • You’re right, but it’s impossible to have a rational discussion with ninety percent of the regular participants here. Mr. Frick has a clear history of mental illness, but somehow that’s all Joe Biden’s fault. No cries about how Mr. Frick should be locked up forever, castrated, or killed, because he echoes their sentiments. The clowns above have no logic, no common sense, no decency. It’s either their way, or they start slinging verbal poo like so many chimpanzees. Utterly hypocritical in both the real sense of the word (inability to properly sort through a matter) and the commonplace sense of the word (doing precisely the opposite of what they preach). I hope Mr. Frick gets the treatment he needs, and I hope those who agree with his behavior get the treatment they need.

      • I missed something. Did someone say it was Joe Biden’s fault?
        He didn’t rape anyone; with regard to this story.
        Didn’t kill anyone; with regard to this story.

        • A couple of commenters intimated that he acted out violently either because of Joe Biden or because general Democrat policy. Let’s not pretend a majority of commenters here don’t regularly ascribe the ills of the world to Joe Biden just like a lot of left-wingers ascribe the ills of the world to Donald Trump.

    • Behavior such as this isn’t acceptable, period.

      Can’t fix something that doesn’t want to be. They should let him do what he has indicated his intended desire is to save the taxpayers’ some money.

    • How would you feel about Donald Trump immediately firing a girl who didn’t come into work one day because she tried to kill herself? I’m guessing that wouldn’t be okay, even though that’s what the owner of Karma Cream thinks is fine when he does it. The hypocrisy runs MUCH deeper on the left, friend.

      • Mr. Peabody,

        What are you talking about? I can only assume you know this guy, which somehow doesn’t surprise me. Both police reports allege the victims at both CVS and Karma Cream said they didn’t know Mr. Frick and had never seen him before. If Mr. Frick had a beef with the owner of Karma Cream, he needed to take that up civilly with the owner and not violently with innocent employees.

        And what in the world does this have to do with a fictitious Donald Trump scenario? If an employee is behaving erratically and attempting suicide, it’s well within an employer’s right to make a decision to terminate that employment relationship with or without regard to tardiness. I try to resolve as many interpersonal issues as I can myself, but some people need help I’m not equipped to provide.

        Mr. Frick clearly needs some mental health counseling and obviously didn’t get enough when he was committed in March. And I think he’s not the only one who could use a little counseling, if you catch my drift.

    • Really republican? Did you read the whole story? See people like you who stereo-type with your small little mind. He’s obviously patient at a hospital and most likely doesn’t make it out to vote at all. Unless the democrats steal his ballot too. Most popular president my arse. Carry on tool

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