INDIAN ROCKS BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) – Three people, including two off-duty Philadelphia police officers, were arrested following a domestic dispute and scuffle with a Pinellas deputy in Indian Rocks Beach on Tuesday.
Deputies were dispatched to the Crabby Bill’s restaurant on Gulf Boulevard after a complaint of a domestic battery that occurred at the business.
When deputies arrived, a witness said a man, later identified as Paul Seeger, 55, pushed a woman, identified as Cindy Caine, 44.
The deputy could see Seeger and Caine arguing near the intersection of 4th Avenue and 1st Street.
The couple walked away from the deputy and he approached them and called out.
Deputies said Seeger refused to stop and continued walking away after being given multiple warnings to stop.
The deputy grabbed Seeger’s arm and he resisted. Caine pushed the deputy’s arm away.
While trying to stop Seeger, a third man, Frank Bonett, 44, approached the deputy and started making threats.
Bonett removed his shirt, clinched his fists and shouted profanities at the deputy, advancing at him after being told numerous times to stay away.
Deputies said Seeger and Bonett approached the deputy in a hostile manner.
The deputy deployed his Taser at Seeger, but it was ineffective.
The deputy took down Seeger to the ground and a violent struggle ensued.
Seeger was eventually handcuff and taken into custody.
Bonett and Caine were also taken into custody.
Caine and Seeger are husband and wife. They were both uncooperative with the investigation.
Deputies believe alcohol was a factor in the case.
Caine, a police officer for the Philadelphia Police Department, was charged with one count of battery on a law enforcement officer.
Bonett, also a Philadelphia Police Department officer, was charged with one count of assault on a law enforcement officer.
Seeger, a retired Philadelphia officer, was charged with one count of domestic battery and one count of resisting an officer with violence.