A video of Brenda Floyd repeatedly hitting a very frail elderly woman is embedded at the bottom of this post.
We generally think of women as less prone to violence than men, but if that’s true, then Brenda Floyd is the exception to the rule.
The elderly woman’s family noticed bruises on her and set up a hidden camera that caught Floyd giving her some mean slaps.
HOUSTON — Police released graphic home surveillance video of a Texas caretaker viciously abusing an elderly patient.
The video shows the caretaker, identified by police as Brenda Floyd, berating and striking the victim in the living room of her Houston home, according to KIAH.
Police said the video was taken around 8 p.m. on New Year’s Day at the patient’s house in the 800 block of Oak Valley Drive.
Floyd can be seen waking the woman, who lets out a terrified-sounding yelp, before smacking her multiple times in the body, according to police.
“I told you to stop feeding that dog that human food,” the caretaker says at one point before slapping the patient in the back of the head. “Do you have another $4,000 to put that dog back in the hospital? Huh?”
Floyd allegedly slaps her again as the woman struggles to crouch down and pick up the scraps from the floor.
Video shows the caretaker guide the frail-looking woman to her walker, striking and swearing at the patient as she orders her to bed.
Floyd is now a fugitive wanted on a charge of assault of an elderly or disabled person.
Investigators said Floyd has black hair and brown eyes. She is around 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 215 pounds.
Anyone with information regarding Floyd’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS. The agency is offering an up to $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
KHOU reports that the victim is 94 years old. It describes both the fugitive and victim as white, but judging from the look of Floyd and her voice as heard in the video, she’s a light skinned black. She has that distinct black accent. The victim reportedly suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease.
Floyd, 59, is described as a white female with black hair and brown eyes. She is about 5’2″ tall and weighs approximately 215 lbs.
Police tell us she has no criminal history and had worked for the family for about three years. They hired her through a popular website called care.com.
“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,” said Asst. Chief Ray Schultz with the Memorial Villages Police Department.
My God, who would smack someone around for getting a bit of enjoyment in life by feeding a little dog morsels of food from their plate?
The sooner Brenda Floyd is captured, the safer the world will be.