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Cop Charged for Stealing 79yo Woman’s Dog then Shoving Pills Down Her Throat to Kill Her

Sarasota, FL — An unfortunate reality in the United States is that even the disabled and the elderly are not safe from falling victim to police misconduct. As a recent case in Sarasota County, Florida, illustrates, innocent elderly women are not immune from abuse of power — and even attempted murder — by police.

This case and the following details are close to one of the worst stories The Free Thought Project has ever reported on regarding police.

Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, is an 18-year veteran of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, who has been arrested on multiple charges, including attempted murder, for preying on a 79-year-old woman.

According to Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight, allegations of Bybee harassing the elderly woman led to an investigation that uncovered horrendous criminal acts.

What makes this case even more horrifying is the fact that from an outsider’s perspective, it appeared that Bybee was going out of his way to help the 79-year-old woman. However, upon closer inspection, the true nature of his plan was exposed.

Bybee’s relationship with the elderly woman began after he responded to her call for help. After their first meeting, Bybee would frequently return to her retirement home in what appeared on the surface as genuine concern. Bybee even went so far as to introduce his family to the woman.

However, while things looked normal on the surface, Bybee was allegedly plotting to steal everything he could from this woman he apparently felt was helpless.

The theft started with her dog.

While the 79-year-old was in the hospital, Bybee said he would watch her dog. Instead, the deputy allegedly sold the dog on Craigslist. On Monday, police were able to locate the woman’s beloved and expensive Yorkshire terrier.

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On December 20, the woman filed a complaint with the department about the theft of her dog. But this was just the tip of the iceberg.

After the complaint was filed, according to the arrest affidavits, investigators found that multiple checks had been written out of the woman’s account — directly to Bybee and his children. The checks, which investigators accused Bybee of writing to himself, totaled upwards of $65,000.

After Bybee caught wind of the investigation, however, that’s when things took a turn for the worse.

On January 12, the victim told police that Bybee entered her home through an unlocked door. He was dressed in all black and wearing latex gloves.

According to WFLA: 

The victim told officials the suspect “grabbed her face with his gloved hands and pressed hard against her causing her to bleed from her mouth,” the affidavit stated.


The victim stated Bybee tried to force a handful of unknown pills into her mouth while placing his knee in her pelvis before trying to “force” the victim to take her own tranquilizer medication that was used to help her sleep, the document stated.


The victim lost consciousness for a period of time before regaining consciousness and noticing her kitchen door ajar to her garage, her car running and the house filling with carbon monoxide.

“It is beyond unacceptable that an individual who works in a position of trust and guardianship to their community, is capable of such heinous crimes. His actions are a disgrace not only to our agency. but to law enforcement professionals everywhere,” said Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight.

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“I hope he gets prosecuted a little bit more exceptionally than a normal criminal because he used the uniform for public trust,” said Knight. “His actions are a disgrace not only to this agency, but to the law enforcement profession.”

However, as we’ve seen in the past, even the most heinous of crimes committed by cops receive lighter punishments as defense lawyers use their stellar history as a law enforcement officer as a means of seeking a lighter sentence.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. and now on Steemit

  • David Daisy May Boldock

    I used to keep Yorkshire Terriers and if he stole mine it warrants me killing him.

  • The Cat’s Vagina

    Puttin’ this one in the “Christ, Jesus Tittyfucking” folder!

    • iMRightNURNot

      Is HIV+ ~~~~~~~~~ ^

      • Andropov

        ^ is a massive douchenugget.

  • Liz O’neill

    what a shame his fellow ( officers ) didn’t fear for their lives, they could have shot the bastard and saved the price of a trial, he will still get off lightly, after all, blue lives are the only lives that matter to cops.

    • David Hall

      Of course some bleeding heart judge or D.A will bleed blue and he will get a slap on the wrist. This is the lowest of the low thugs in blue. 18 years on the force, real bright fella was he not?. To think he could do all of this to that poor old woman. Can you imagine what this low IQ scumbag has done in 18 years to the public!

      • Natural_Texan

        The judges and DAs are complicit in the fabrication of evidence, and suppression of exculpatory facts that bring high conviction rates and guilty pleas. This corrosive criminal conspiracy makes it very hard for these ugly perps to get real punishment if they are caught out. Too many people have their lives and careers tied up in it.

      • itstherecit

        i wish the sheriff had been asked if this sleazy cop had any “awards” in his 18 years…cop awards are as easy to get as the gold stars put on first graders foreheads….i bet this cop has a half dozen or so

  • Phil Freeman

    POS. Give me 2 minutes with him please.

  • Phil Freeman

    Frankie Bybee home address: 5748 43rd Ct E
    Bradenton, FL 34203

  • Valli Weidemann

    $100 says that peice of shit bradshaw fully supports this degenerate and thinks he did nothing wrong

  • Seth Tyrssen

    And this psychotic thug has a badge and gun. Wonderful. I wish him the absolute worst.

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    • Ed

      And probably been doing this his whole 18 years on the force! Bet there will be more victims calling, if they are not dead already!

  • Ed

    Does anyone think this is the first time he did this in the last 18 years he was with the deputies?

    • Ibcamn

      you know he has done it before…

  • Kountry Bumpkin

    And willfully ignorant sheeple all across this country still support them with their BS excuse “it’s just a few bad apples”, how blind and dumb can they be. I hope cleaning up the SS and replacing them with real police officers or disbanding them completely is one thing Trump gets around to addressing while he’s in office. This is by far the worst organized crime syndicate in the history of this country and their murders alone have far exceeded anything the mob did.

  • Lisa Hawks

    wow, how sad is that? using his police uniform to make her trust him…what a fucking douchebag…give him double the time since he is a cop

  • lizO

    I hope they investigate the cop’s family, they had to have known something was up.

  • Ibcamn

    let me see…attempted murder of a helpless old lady,robbing her blind,stealing her dog and then selling it..
    yep,this cop has a union rep so the cop will get a paid vacation and relocated to another department,with a raise and bigger pension…that what will happen to him………cops are criminals,i keep telling you that.

  • quadeddie

    If the sheriff feels that strongly about this guy, maybe he’s up for leaving the jail unattended with the cameras off and the key on a hook.