Pinellas Deputies Arrest Off-Duty, Retired Philadelphia Cops
The arrests came after a domestic dispute at Crabby Bill’s restaurant on Indian Rocks Beach. Deputies said the three fought and argued with deputies.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Two off-duty and one retired Philadelphia police officers were arrested after a domestic dispute at an Indian Rocks Beach restaurant, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
Cindy Caine, 44, was charged with one count of Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. Frank Bonett, 44, was charged with one count of Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Both are employed by the Philadelphia Police Department. Paul Seeger, 51, was charged with one count each of Domestic Battery and Resisting an Officer with Violence, Seeger is retired from the Philadelphia Police Department.
Pinellas deputies said they were dispatched to the Crabby Bill’s restaurant at 401 Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach, for a complaint of a domestic battery that happened at the business late Tuesday (April 30) night.
When deputies arrived, a witness at the restaurant identified Seeger as the person who pushed a woman, later identified as Caine.
The deputy could still see Seeger and Caine arguing near the intersection of 4th Avenue and First Street.
The deputy said he approached the couple and called out to them. The two looked at the deputy and began walking away. Deputies say Seeger refused to stop and continued walking away after being given multiple warnings to stop.
The deputy grabbed Seeger’s arm to stop him from leaving the scene. Deputies said Seeger resisted and Caine forcefully pushed the deputy’s arm away helping Seeger to break free.
While the deputy was trying to stop Seeger, Bonett, approached the deputy and started making verbal threats. Officials said Bonett removed his shirt, clinched his fists, and shouted profanities at the deputy. Bonett continued to advance and aggressively postured at the deputy after being told numerous times to stay away.
Deputies said Seeger turned and started approaching the deputy in an angry and hostile manner. The deputy warned both Seeger and Bonett to stop but Seeger refused. The deputy deployed an electronic control weapon striking Seeger but it was ineffective.
Seeger took a combative stance and the deputy conducted a take-down maneuver and placed Seeger on the ground. Seeger resisted the deputy and a violent struggle ensued. Seeger was eventually handcuffed and taken into custody.
Responding deputies took Bonett and Caine into custody.
Through the course of the investigation, deputies said they learned that Caine and Seeger are husband and wife. They were both uncooperative with the investigation.
Deputies believe alcohol was a factor in this case.
Photo shows, from left, Frank Bonett, Cindy Caine, and Paul Seeger.
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