Police: Man left ailing mom on floor

August 14, 2009 10:35:09 AM PDT
Police say a nursing home worker in New York left his ailing mother on their kitchen floor and stepped over her for two days before calling 911. Police in Nassau County on Long Island say the 64-year-old woman fell in the kitchen Tuesday in Freeport.

By Thursday, she had dragged herself toward the front door. The son, Lacy Reid, called 911 after he found her there face down, malnourished and dehydrated.

She was taken to a hospital, where she suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. She was listed in critical condition.

Reid, a porter at a nursing home, was charged with reckless endangerment. The district attorney's office says it doesn't have the name of his lawyer.

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