Saturday, April 9, 2011


Naples, Florida (SafeCITY) - Kimberly Hammes Frank, a 47-year-old Wisconsin woman was jailed after she allegedly approached a woman and her three children, grabbed two of the children and claimed "these are my children!"

According to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, a woman and her three children were playing in the water at Clam Pass Beach when Frank approached them.

Investigators say Frank grabbed the arms of two of the children, a 4-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, and then shouted "These are my kids Mattie and Meredith."

The children's father, who heard his wife shouting, ran to the water and asked his wife what was going on. She explained what happened and that Frank would not release the children from her grasp, according to the arrest affidavit.

The husband was reportedly forced to pry Frank's hands loose of his children because she would not let go willingly. The children suffered scratches to their arms, necks and shoulders as a result. The couple's third child, who is 8-year-old, was also scratched in the altercation.

A woman, who was sitting on the beach nearby, also witnessed the incident and gave a statement to deputies.

Frank was booked into the Collier County Jail on three counts of child abuse.


  1. Wisconsin license:
    Collier County, Florida, Clerk of Court:

    Wisconsin Psychiatrist Kimberly Hammes Frank|topnews|text|Home

    Ft. Myers News-Press
    Hearing scheduled for woman who allegedly attacked kids at Naples beach
    July 18, 2011

    An Oct. 28 hearing has been scheduled to determine when a psychiatrist will go to trial on three counts of child abuse for allegedly attacking children at a Naples beach.

    Kimberly Hammes Frank, 47, was arrested April 6 at Clam Pass Park.

    A man called 911 to report that Frank had attacked his three children who were playing with their mother in the water.
    The man told deputies his wife told him that Frank grabbed their 9-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son, who suffered scratches to their arms, necks and shoulders.

    The mother told deputies that Frank was screaming, ‘“these are my kids,’” reports stated.

    Frank, a child psychiatrist, was arrested and taken to jail and later released on bail.

  2. You know, even a psychiatrist can have serious problems!