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Florida caregiver, 19, arrested after slapping man, 88, in face

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A 19-year-old caregiver has been arrested after horrifying footage showed him slapping a frail 88-year-old man in the face and screaming ‘how stupid are you’ at his victim. 

Jonah Delgado was arrested in Hillsborough County, Florida, on Wednesday for physically abusing the elderly man in his care.

Graphic home surveillance footage shows the on-duty caregiver hitting the unidentified man, who requires full-time care of basic needs, several times in the face and violently dragging him out of his wheelchair while shouting abuse at him. 

Deputies from Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Delgado also hit his victim in the face, head and stomach multiple times.  

Jonah Delgado, a 19-year-old Florida caregiver, has been arrested after horrifying footage showed him slapping a frail 88-year-old man in the face and screaming 'how stupid are you' at his victim

Jonah Delgado, a 19-year-old Florida caregiver, has been arrested after horrifying footage showed him slapping a frail 88-year-old man in the face and screaming ‘how stupid are you’ at his victim

Graphic home surveillance footage shows the on-duty caregiver hitting the unidentified man, who requires full-time care of basic needs, several times in the face and violently dragging him out of his wheelchair while shouting abuse at him

Graphic home surveillance footage shows the on-duty caregiver hitting the unidentified man, who requires full-time care of basic needs, several times in the face and violently dragging him out of his wheelchair while shouting abuse at him 

The disturbing video released by HCSO begins with Delgado pulling the old man off the bed and sitting him down in a wheelchair before the caregiver casually slaps his victim hard across the face. 

He then tells the 88-year-old to ‘relax’.

‘It’s okay, it’s okay. Relax,’ he says. 

Delgado then tries to pull the vulnerable man to his feet and slaps him again in the face.

The abuser appears to get more irate at this point and starts to yell abuse in the old man’s face. 

‘You’re a f**ing idiot! Like how stupid are you?’ he screams, as he pulls his own headphones out. 

The disturbing video begins with Delgado pulling the old man off the bed and sitting him down in a wheelchair before the caregiver casually slaps his victim hard across the face

The disturbing video begins with Delgado pulling the old man off the bed and sitting him down in a wheelchair before the caregiver casually slaps his victim hard across the face

The abuser becomes more irate shouting 'You're a f**ing idiot! Like how stupid are you?' in the man's face while slapping him and violently dragging him back out of the chair

The abuser becomes more irate shouting ‘You’re a f**ing idiot! Like how stupid are you?’ in the man’s face while slapping him and violently dragging him back out of the chair

Delgado (pictured in mug) was arrested and charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult and battery

Delgado (pictured in mug) was arrested and charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult and battery

‘Get up!’ he continues yelling.   

Delgado then forcefully yanks the frail man from the wheelchair while slapping him again in the face and dragging him back toward the bed. 

Authorities said Delgado then proceeded to abuse the victim, pushing him onto the bed and punching him in the stomach three times. 

Delgado was arrested Wednesday night with the help of Pasco Sheriff’s Office, just hours after the shocking incident took place.   

Sheriff Chad Chronister branded his actions ‘deplorable’ and said he had broken the trust placed in him as a caregiver. 

‘The actions of this man are deplorable, unacceptable and disturbing,’ he said.  

‘Delgado was trusted to take care of this man and to protect him. He not only broke this trust but put this man in direct danger with his actions.’  

Delgado was charged with abuse of an elderly or disabled adult and battery.  

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