Frederick Crevoiserat asked his brother to put out his cigarette. The brother refused so Crevoiserat sprayed him with a fire extinguisher authorities said. “He wouldn’t put out the cigarette ” Crevoiserat told deputies according to his arrest report “so I put it out for him.” When Pasco County deputies arrived to the apartment on Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey Thursday night they heard the victim screaming and saw his arm still covered in white from the extinguisher. Crevoiserat 39 was arrested on charges of domestic battery and resisting an officer without violence because he allegedly struggled when being handcuffed according to the report. He is being held without bail at the county jail in Land O Lakes.
Here is another version :
When Frederick Crevoiserat asks you to stop smoking, you have exactly 60 seconds to comply. Frederick Crevoiserat, a 39-year-old New Port Richey man was arrested Thursday after using a fire extinguisher to put out his brother’s cigarette. What’s the problem you ask? He put the man’s cigarette out while he was still smoking it! According to Pasco County Deputies, Crevoiserat was at his apartment when his brother lit up a cigarette. When Crevoiserat asked him to put it out, the man refused. That’s when Crevoiserat allegedly grabbed a fire extinguisher and blasted the man’s arm with fire extinguisher foam. “He Wouldn’t put out the cigarette, so I put it out for him,” said Crevoiserat. When deputies arrived, the man was screaming with white foam still covering his arm. The cigarette was successfully extinguished. Crevoiserat was booked into the Pasco County Jail on charges of domestic battery and resisting arrest without violence. Bond has not yet been set in the case. – weeklyvice
I read in one of the four or five stories I checked before posting this that the event happened in Frederick Crevoiserat’s own house. It seems that was wrong information according to a comment below? Further research shows that the police believe they both live there:
“Crevoiserat lives with his brother, who was not named”. – tbo.com
If they both were equally on a lease paying rent I still think Freddy would have the right to do this extinguishing. Then again, is what he did at all dangerous? I don’t really know. I suppose a fire extinguisher used on a person could cause chemical burns or freezing to the skin. In that case, I’d understand the arrest. I’d use a couple cans of whipped cream instead, if you want to pull a Freddy on someone’s cancer stick.
If Freddy was a guest of his brother as the commenter says, then he should have exercised his option to leave. I don’t know the people involved, so I can only react to the stated details. I certainly know the feeling that I imagine Freddy must have felt. I personally feel cigarettes you can’t get away from are a physical attack. For this reason I cheered Freddy for fighting back. For all I know, he may have been trying to save his brother from dying of lung disease.