Approximately 4:45 p.m. June 16, 2016, the Baltimore County Police Department received a report of an elderly female locked in a van in the parking lot of the Kenwood Shopping Center. Upon arrival, an officer attempted to unlock the van, but was unsuccessful.
Baltimore County Fire and Rescue was dispatched to scene, while attempting to unlock the van, 54-year-old Theodosia Massey exited the Friendship Adult Day Care Center office located in the shopping center and unlocked the van. The 87-year-old woman was released and transported to the Franklin Square Hospital, where she was examined and found to not have any injuries, according to the press release.
Massey was a caregiver at the center when the incident took place. He was charged with second-degree neglect of a vulnerable adult, which is a misdemeanor that carries a 5-year prison sentence and $5,000 fine.
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Monday Massey pleaded guilty to the charge. He was sentenced to three years in prison, with all suspended and 100 hours of community service. Massey is prohibited from working in any federally funded healthcare program.