PORT ST. LUCIE — An assisted living facility worker was arrested Thursday night after a 74-year-old woman who didn't know with whom she lived was found walking in the road, according to an affidavit released Friday.
Patrick Coriolan, 36, was arrested by Port St. Lucie police on a felony crimes against person/neglect elderly disabled adult without great harm charge in connection with the incident.
A woman who lives in the 300 block of Southwest Todd Avenue contacted 911 at 8:05 p.m. Thursday after discovering the 74-year-old woman in the road. It was raining and chilly.
The 74-year-old woman gave police her name and date of birth, but couldn't say with whom she lived. The woman who found the 74-year-old woman suggested to police she might live at an assisted living facility, also in the 300 block of Southwest Todd Avenue.
No one answered the door there, but police saw a woman who looked disabled sleeping in the front bedroom.
Emergency dispatchers eventually contacted the 74-year-old woman's daughter. She said her mother has "severe brain trauma, Alzheimer's and symptoms of dementia," an affidavit states.
Investigators determined the woman lived at the assisted living facility in the 300 block of Southwest Todd Avenue. Again, no one answered the door.
Police went in after finding an unlocked door. Coriolan, of the 200 block of Southwest Kentwood Road in Port St. Lucie, eventually showed up and told police he worked there.
Coriolan, who appeared under the influence of alcohol, said he was outside meeting someone bringing him food. He said he knew he wasn't supposed to leave, though "only left for a little bit."
A woman identified as the owner of the facility, Magdolna Szabo, told police that Coriolan arrived at 7 p.m. and was supposed to work until 8 a.m. Szabo told police she was there until 7:30 p.m.
Szabo said Coriolan works at the facility only when needed. Szabo could not immediately be reached Friday.