CRIME
05/28/2014 03:38 pm ET | Updated May 28, 2014

Florida Woman Dumps Mom Out Of Wheelchair 'For 52 Years Of S***': Cops

Lake County

A Florida woman was arrested after police say she dumped her 75-year-old mom from her wheelchair.

Patricia Tavernier, of Tavares, was celebrating her 52nd birthday Friday night when, after emerging from a restaurant with family members, she allegedly pushed her mother's wheelchair off of the curb, which resulted in her mother falling out of the chair "head first into the cement," according to an arrest report obtained by The Smoking Gun.

Police arrived at the scene around 11 p.m. and say they found the mother lying in the road in the fetal position. Tavernier allegedly told cops that the mother fell, but a restaurant employee said Tavernier pushed the woman, according to the Daily Commercial.

Tavernier's sister corroborated the employee's story, and added that Tavernier said, "For 52 years of shit," as she shoved the wheelchair off the curb.

Police say it's "highly likely" the mother, who was in the wheelchair because she was recovering from hip surgery, is seriously injured.

Tavernier was charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65.

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