September 29, 2023
James Lawrence Sicard

A New Yorker was nabbed at Walmart after sneaking his aged mom out of an assisted dwelling facility.

Witnesses described fairly a commotion Sunday afternoon on the Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages after 56-year-old James Lawrence Sicard of Astoria, N.Y. directed legislation enforcement to his mom, who was mendacity on a chunk of froth at the back of silver Honda Odyssey minivan, with New Mexico license plates, in keeping with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. Sicard “was appearing erratic and never making a lot sense.”

Sicard, who works in props within the leisure business and whose tv credit embrace “The Equalizer,” “The Gilded Age” and “The Good Battle,” had summoned legislation enforcement to the Walmart and indicated he would meet them close to the backyard part. When a deputy arrived on the scene, Sicard indicated he feared “getting in hassle.”

Sicard’s mom, a former TWA hostess, seemed to be confused and The Villages Public Security Division was summoned to the scene. She didn’t notice she was in Florida and thought she was in Massachusetts. She was in want of medical care and was taken from the scene by an ambulance.

Deputies realized that Sicard snatched his mom from the Oak Manor assisted dwelling facility in Largo, sneaking her different by means of a kitchen door. The assisted dwelling employees knowledgeable deputies that Sicard’s mom relies on quite a few drugs and had missed needed dosages since being faraway from the power by her son. Deputies famous that not one of the girl’s drugs had been discovered within the minivan.

Sicard’s father died in 2006 after 48 years of marriage to his mom. The elder Sicard handed away in a nursing house in Massachusetts.

Sicard, who notes in his skilled biography that he attended the College of Florida, was arrested on felony expenses of neglect of an aged particular person and interfering with custody. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Heart on $1,500 bond.