Lacy Reid, a 45 year-old assisted living employee residing in Nassau County, has been charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment for failing to come to the aid of his ailing mother. His mother allegedly fell in her kitchen on Tuesday night and remained on the floor until Thursday. Mr. Reid, who lives with his mother, stepped over her on his way to work Wednesday and Thursday.
When the authorities were finally called, officers found Mary Reid face down in the foyer by the front door. She was dehydrated and malnourished, and she suffered a heart attack while being transported to the Emergency Room.
Cops: Freeport man left ill mother on floor for 2 days, Newsday, Zachary R. Dowdy, August 14, 2009.