This is the moment a caregiver is caught on camera abusing an elderly man by manhandling him, slapping him several times on the face, and calling him a “f*cking idiot”.
The incident took place in Hillsborough County in the US state of Florida on 5th August 2020.
Surveillance camera footage shows how 20-year-old Jonah Delgado manhandles a frail 88-year-old man as he moves him from his bed into a wheelchair.
Delgado, who is wearing in-ear headphones, can be seen slapping the partially-dressed man several times, including when the elderly man gets entangled in his headphone cords.
Delgado is heard telling him: “You’re a f*cking idiot. Like really, how stupid are you?” He then shouts “get up” at him, slaps him, and forcefully pulls him out of his wheelchair.
According to prosecutors, Delgado punched the man in the stomach several times as well.
When the footage came to light, cops arrested Delgado.
During his hearing, which was conducted online, he was apparently remorseful as he pled guilty to two counts of elder abuse and one count of battery on a person over 65 years of age.
Delgado said during proceedings: “If I can just say one thing, I just wanted to apologise. I understand that the victim’s son is here and I just wanted to apologise to him.”
The court in Hillsborough County sentenced him to two years of house arrest and four years of probation on Wednesday, 25th August.
He must also attend anger management classes, do 200 hours of community service, and make a written apology to the victim.
He will no longer be allowed to work as a caregiver.