Thursday, January 26, 2017

Caregiver attacked 94-year-old woman for feeding dog ‘people food'

MEMORIAL VILLAGE, Texas – Police near Houston are looking for a health care provider who was caught on a webcam hitting the elderly woman she was supposed to be caring for.

According to Memorial Village Police, Brenda Floyd is wanted for assault with bodily injury on the elderly/disabled.

Dorothy Bratten has Alzheimer's and can't speak for herself, but the video tells a disturbing story.

Police say Floyd was supposed to be helping Bratten at her West Houston home on Jan. 1. The victim was “seen feeding her dog people" food, which upset Floyd. 

"Why you feed that dog human food!" she yells.

Floyd can then be seen on video striking the victim numerous times on her side as well as to the back of her head.

Bratten's family became concerned after noticing a few bruises, and put up the camera on New Year's Eve.

They were reviewing the video the next day and saw the shocking assault. 

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

"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.

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for an arrest in the case.

Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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Caregiver attacked 94-year-old woman for feeding dog ‘people food'


Mike said...

It's so sad the most of these cases go unreported and unprosecuted.

Anonymous said...

Justice should be Swift and harsh to the caregiver that beat up on this poor defenseless older woman. In my estimation the punishment cannot be severe enough for the crime that she committed against this poor woman. I am horrified and saddened at what this poor lady went through at the hands of this horrid person. I pray that this elderly lady and her family can find peace of heart after this horrific situation. I'm praying for the family in the mom that was abused. This could happen to any one of our parents at any time if they are put in a situation to be taken care of by someone that we did not know and in some cases someone that's in their own family. This hidden camera could a very well save This Woman's life. It can never undo all the pain and Agony she suffered at the hands of that horrid woman that was called caregiver. May Justice be Swift in her punishment be considered as a heinous crime. I pray that their family goes to the top government official in the state and if the law is not strong enough to punish this person then they hopefully will have a lot put into place to stop this from happening to someone else's parent without severe consequence. Seriously saddened in Ohio.