YouTube Video Alleging Elder Abuse Probed

A YouTube video purporting to show elder abuse at the University Town Center in Irvine gained attention online last week and sparked a police investigation.

In the clip, the unseen videographer confronts a man who has wheeled an elderly woman to the passenger-side door of a Toyota Prius.

“Is this your mom? Why do you exploit her?” he asks.

However, Irvine police say they’ve been aware of the video since a few days after it was posted Dec. 5.

“None of this is news to us. We were a month into this investigation before anyone was talking about it,” Irvine police spokeswoman Lt. Julia Engen said.

Both Adult Protective Services and Irvine police have spoken to the woman and man shown in the video as part of a cooperative investigation, the lieutenant said.

Police are still digging but Engen said they’ve so far found no indication of foul play.

Despite the dramatic exchanges, “What you see on that video, there’s no evidentiary value there,” Engen said.

Source:
YouTube Video Alleging Elder Abuse Probed by Irvine Police

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2 Responses to “YouTube Video Alleging Elder Abuse Probed”

  1. Thelma Says:

    This abstract is confusing, until you read http://www.reddit.com/r/UCI/comments/17jl4m/anyone_know_anything_about_this/

  2. Betty Says:

    I am confused too. It could go either way.

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