Pennsylvania Trooper Suspect Eric Frein Not ‘Psycho,’ Says Sister

Image: Tiffany Frein talks to a neighbor outside her home in Canadensis, PAThey are going to twist this story to fit into their agenda of making all Preppers/Survivalists appear to be Psychos. I see it coming.


The survivalist sharpshooter accused in the deadly ambush of a Pennsylvania police barracks is “not a psycho” but needs to “suffer the consequences” of his actions, his sister told NBC News on Wednesday.  

Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is the target of a massive manhunt by police, who say the military buff appears to have “assumed the role” of an Eastern European soldier while carrying out a twisted fantasy.

“He did something messed up, but he’s still a human and he has feelings,” his sister, Tiffany Frein, 18, told NBC News as she tried to retrieve belongings from the family home in Canadensis, Pennsylvania, during a police search.

She said that getting the news that her older brother was the prime suspect in the Friday night shooting at the Blooming Grove barracks — where Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, was killed walking to his car and Trooper Alex Douglass was critically wounded trying to help him — was “terrifying” for her family.

“We’re not trying to protect him. He has to suffer the consequences. But he’s still our family,” she said. “I don’t know where he is or what he’s doing. I hope it’s a big misunderstanding.”

State police say they have plenty of evidence: Frein’s car found in the woods two miles from the barracks; shell casings found at his home that match the murder weapon; and writings that reveal a grudge against law enforcement and the government that stretched back to 2006.

Frein’s father, a retired Army major, told investigators he taught his son to shoot and that he later joined the high-school rifle team. “He doesn’t miss,” the dad said, according to a police affidavit.

Friends of Frein told NBC News that he was a military re-enactor who used to dress up as a German soldier from World War II for simulations. More recently, he belonged to a simulation unit in eastern Pennsylvania whose members posed as soldiers from Serbia and other parts of Eastern Europe, police said.

State Police Lt. Col. George Bevins said Frein appears to have “assumed that role in real life.” He recently shaved his head on both sides in a modified Mohawk as “mental preparation to commit this cowardly act,” Bevins said.

Police admitted they have no idea where Frein — whom they described as a self-taught “survivalist” — is hiding. Some schools have been closed during the manhunt and authorities are urging residents to keep house and vehicle doors and windows locked.

At a Wednesday afternoon news conference, as Dickson’s family was preparing for his wake, Bevins delivered this message to Frein: “I want you to know one thing, Eric. We are coming for you. It is only a matter of time.”

Frein lived at home with his parents. Although police said he had written about his anger toward the government and police on social media, those postings could not be found.

His sister said he kept to himself.

“He’s not a psycho,” she said. “He was a good guy to me, at least. Last time my mom talked to him he was happy. So we don’t know where this is coming from.”

But Jeremiah Hornbaker, who worked with Frein on several film productions and last spoke to him in June, said the fugitive made no secret of his views — to a point.

“Definitely, he could be very critical of the government. He voiced his opinions, had strong feelings — but nothing like, ‘I’m going to go out and kill people and commit mass murder,'” Hornbaker said.

8 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Trooper Suspect Eric Frein Not ‘Psycho,’ Says Sister

  1. “Frein has nursed an unspecified grudge against law enforcement and government in general at least since 2006, Bivens said.”

    “Bivens used a news conference Wednesday to address the suspect directly: ‘In the event you are listening to this broadcast on a portable radio while cowering in some cold, damp hiding place, I want you to know one thing. Eric, we are coming for you. It is only a matter of time until we bring you to justice.’ ”

    1. Bahahaha!!! Omg.. This is absolutely pathetic. They just picked this guy out of a crackerjack prize, for cryin’ out loud!

      All they are trying to do is find a way to put the fear in survivalists and preppers because they got humiliated by someone who they don’t know that shot at them.

  2. “He doesn’t miss,” the dad said, according to a police affidavit.

    Apparently he does, otherwise we’d be down TWO bully psycopaths with badges and small members.

    This still smacks of setup. Shell casings, SS card AND charges before apprehension? Jeez Sounds like he’ll be convicted before and executed before he’s even tried! Not that I believe the story is as it is being told.

  3. I could”nt get past the part where they compare this man to quote:
    ” Eastern European soldier” before I puked all over myself!!!!

  4. Looks like they found their “Fall Guy”, or “Patsy”.

    How many Americans are critical of police in general? My goodness. Then I guess 100,000,000 Americans are suspects and subject to getting railroaded to the gallows by that bunch of Mongrel Mafia uniformed terrorists.

    As one who was once the Police’s most ardent supporters I can honestly say that my distrust and disgust in them for the which I now hold they richly EARNED!! How many more people are there like me? Are we all going to be suspects now when their RATS get SCRAGGED?

    Anyone who is critical of the regime and its henchmen will be automatically suspect. In fact this government is so PARANOID (mental illness) that it really suspects EVERYONE of being its enemy. In behaving that way they virtually guarantee an eventual civil war, or some kind of backlash. Stands to reason. Dam fools.

  5. Eric Frein was treated like he was a criminal in a totalitarian state.I live in the area where this took place.,there have been rumors of his sister being raped by one of those troopers.This never came out at trial.He was shut down from making any statements to the press or anyone as soon as he was arrested.This was a travesty of American justice and proves that we are all living in a police state

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