Texas Care Provider Wanted For Hitting 94 Year-Old Woman
A home health aide in Houston is wanted for elderly abuse after she was caught on camera beating her patient for "feeding the dog human food."
Police in Memorial Village, near Houston, are looking for a health care provider who was caught on camera beating the elderly woman she was paid to take care of. Dorothy Bratten has Alzheimer's and is unable to speak for herself. Her family noticed some bruises on her body and decided to set up a camera to watch Brenda Floyd, her home healthcare giver.
The camera was set up on New Year's Eve and the next day the video it showed was disturbing and heartbreaking for Bratten's family.
In the video, you can hear Floyd get upset because Bratten "fed the dog people food." The woman yelled at her elderly patient, then proceeded to hit her over the head repeatedly. Floyd then confronted the woman asking her why she fed the dog human food. When Bratten denied doing it, it made Floyd angrier and she screamed, "hut the f*** up! Yes, you did! Stop lying to me, bitch!" She then cursed and yelled at the elderly woman to go to bed, and continued to hit her in the head.
The Memorial Village Police are now looking for Brenda Floyd and are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for any information that leads to her arrest. She is wanted for assault with bodily injury on the elderly/disabled. She's described as a white female with black hair and brown eyes and is 5 feet two inches tall.
Brenda Floyd has no criminal history and has been working with Bratten of three years. Britain's family says they found the caregiver through the care.com website. Asst. Chief Ray Schultz told KHOU,
"The family felt very comfortable with her and even assisted her with purchasing a vehicle in order to be able to get transportation to come to house to provide care and were very, very disappointed when the saw the abuse."
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Brenda Floyd, please call 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at the Crime Stoppers website.