Man yelling ‘F--- Joe Biden’ attacks people at CVS, ice cream shop, police say

David Frick, 29, Alachua County Jail booking photo
David Frick, 29, Alachua County Jail booking photo(WCJB)
Published: Sep. 19, 2022 at 10:49 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A repeat offender is on ice after officers say he attacked people at a CVS store and an ice cream shop while yelling about President Joe Biden on Sunday night.

correction: The following story has been edited to reflect that the suspect attacked employees at a CVS store and an ice cream shop in two separate incidents shortly after one another.

According to the arrest report, David Frick, 29, of Tampa, walked into a CVS Store on West University Avenue around 6 p.m. Frick attacked a woman working at the store. A customer then jumped on top of Frick to stop him from hurting the woman.

Frick punched the customer in the face and ran from the store and went to an ice cream shop.

Officers say an employee was in the back getting ice cream out of the freezer when Frick grabbed the victim and hit the worker in the face multiple times. The victim crouched down as Frick continued the attack.

The victim says during the attack, Frick yelled “F--- Joe Biden.” A co-worker helped the victim get away from Frick and they ran to a nearby restaurant to call 911.

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When officers detained Frick, he refused to give officers his name. Then, Frick resisted officers and refused to get in the back of the patrol car.

Frick was previously convicted in July for battery on a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or EMT. He is now facing charges of battery and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $20,000 at the Alachua County Jail.

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