Two Sodus Point firefighters arrested at firefighter weekend in Adirondacks

Updated: 09/23/2013 5:19 PM
Created: 09/23/2013 11:30 AM WHEC.com
By: Berkeley Brean

Two firefighters are accused of breaking the law. That's what police say happened in the Adirondacks two weeks ago. 

Eric Frisbie and Jacob Williams are accused of breaking into a family amusement park in Old Forge and stealing food, stuffed animals and breaking arcade games. Both men were in Old Forge as members of the Sodus Point Volunteer Fire Department. 

Frisbie and Williams were with other members of their fire department for an annual fire fighting training weekend in Old Forge. Registration was $30 per firefighter. 

The mayor of Sodus Point says the village did not pay for any registration as far as he knows. That came out of the fire department. As far as the gas to get there, the mayor is not sure whether taxpayer money paid for that. 

Frisbie and Williams are accused of breaking into the Enchanted Forest Water Safari Theme Park and stealing frozen food, stuffed animal prizes and then vandalizing part of the building. Police say they tracked them down at a local hotel.

News10NBC talked to a woman who says she's Eric Frisbie's girlfriend. She is defending her boyfriend, but didn't want to show her face on camera.

Brittany said, “Eric is a great person. He is a wonderful dad. He is a great companion. I'm very upset with what people are saying about him. They're making him look like this terrible person which he's not. Yeah, he made a mistake. He understands that. He understands the effects of what he did.” 

News10NBC asked Brittany if she thought Frisbie is sorry for what he's accused of doing and she said yes. 

Bail was originally more than $7,000. There was a hearing last week and it got lowered. That's when Frisbee and Williams got out of jail. They're back in court on Thursday.

Eric Frisbie
Jacob Williams