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Clearwater man abandoned elderly woman in bathroom for two days, deputies say

Published:   |   Updated: September 12, 2013 at 05:59 PM

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater man entrusted with the care of a 76-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night on charges he knowingly let her lie on a bathroom floor for two days.

Augusto Bueno Garcia, 69, of 2257 World Parkway Blvd., was arrested on one count of neglect of an elderly or disabled adult.

Garcia knowingly left the woman in the bathroom and made no effort to call anyone for help, according to his arrest report. He also knew she was old and could not make rational decisions, the affidavit states.

By the time the woman was discovered, she had urinated and defecated on herself while lying face-down on the floor, the affidavit said. She appeared to have also vomited on herself, and hadn’t eaten or drank anything for the two days.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office declined to say what Garcia’s relationship with the woman was.

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