Patricia Tavernier’s mother was found by a police officer lying in a fetal position in the street after Friday’s incident outside a Tavares restaurant, according to an arrest report obtained by the Smoking Gun.
A witness told police they saw the elderly woman — who said she had been living with Tavernier following hip surgery — fall and hit the cement head first.
Tavernier then went on to fight and hit her sister with a camera, breaking the lens, according to the restaurant employee’s statement to police.
When the officer arrived they reported finding the women’s elderly mother, identified as Karen Judge, injured in the street.
Tavernier was arrested and charged with aggravated battery on a person over 65, which is a felony.
She was also charged with misdemeanor battery for hitting her sister with the camera.
She was booked into the Lake County Jail before released Saturday on $20,500 bond.