Skip to comments.Caregiver, 19, is arrested after horrifying footage shows him slapping a frail 88-year-old man in the face and screaming 'how stupid are you' at the elderly victim
Posted on 08/08/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT by Mount Athos
A 19-year-old caregiver has been arrested after horrifying footage showed him slapping a frail 88-year-old man in the face and screaming 'how stupid are you' at his victim.
Graphic home surveillance footage shows the on-duty caregiver hitting the unidentified man, who requires full-time care of basic needs, several times in the face and violently dragging him out of his wheelchair while shouting abuse at him.
Deputies from Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said Delgado also hit his victim in the face, head and stomach multiple times.
The disturbing video released by HCSO begins with Delgado pulling the old man off the bed and sitting him down in a wheelchair before the caregiver casually slaps his victim hard across the face.
He then tells the 88-year-old to 'relax'.
'It's okay, it's okay. Relax,' he says.
Delgado then tries to pull the vulnerable man to his feet and slaps him again in the face.
The abuser appears to get more irate at this point and starts to yell abuse in the old man's face.
'You're a f**ing idiot! Like how stupid are you?' he screams, as he pulls his own headphones out.
Delgado then forcefully yanks the frail man from the wheelchair while slapping him again in the face and dragging him back toward the bed.
Authorities said Delgado then proceeded to abuse the victim, pushing him onto the bed and punching him in the stomach three times.
Delgado was arrested Wednesday night with the help of Pasco Sheriff's Office, just hours after the shocking incident took place.
Sheriff Chad Chronister branded his actions 'deplorable' and said he had broken the trust placed in him as a caregiver.
Delgado was charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult and battery.
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The foreign media’s doing the job America’s propagandist media won’t do.
You dont even need to look.
No info on where this took place. Why not? If it was a nursing home, public or private?
How was the perp hired? Did he have to pass any kind of a backround check?
If this occurred at some kind of facility and I had a lived one there, I’d be breathing fire.
I hereby agree to lead the firing squad. He is guilty by video evidence. On with the sentencing and execution.
Havent seen big media mention this. If the races were reversed what do you think big medias reaction would be?
More elder abuse from BLM portland:
It was bad but not near “horrifying”.
I watched the video and kinda feel a bit sorry for the kid. This kind of job is just not a good fit for him. He is impatient, and frustrated, and doesn’t seem to be motivated by caring.
Of *course* I feel much more sorry for the elderly abused man.
But I do for some reason have some compassion for this kid who’s doing the abusing.
Agreed. The kid needs to be disciplined, and maybe spend time behind bars. But he shouldn’t be “canceled” because of his abusive behavior.
“He is guilty by video evidence. On with the sentencing and execution.”
His case will more likely be handled by a liberal social justice public defender who will portray him as an aggrieved minority suffering from the white privilege exuded by the skin of the elderly man. The judge will ask him if he has learned from the experience, he will reply in the affirmative, and the judge will release him to return to work. Almost certainly the judge will order the institution where the event occurred to remove the camera that recorded the event and pay restitution to the accused for secretly spying on him.
Why not a charge of assault? Sounds like that to me.
I can’t watch; it’s sickening enough just to read it.
“Why not a charge of assault?”
It’s beyond assault; it’s blatant battery.
Reverse the roles and it’s in the NYT. Everyone on their knees chanting the victims name.
Thats true. I am so thankful my parents never had to go through this. They both died but not in a nursing home or anything.
You feel sorry for the abuser??? Try Wal-Mart or McDonald’s. I’m so glad he was arrested. I couldn’t watch the whole video. It was horrible. Recently I received a call for a reference. They asked if they would be good working with old people. I said yes because they are kind, caring and patient!
God is not mocked. He will repay.
That's near mom's age; except she's tough as an oak and sharp as a tack.
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