ORLANDO LOCAL NEWS:
Deputies: Woman, 84, Covered Self With 50 Cats To Keep Warm
Heater Did Not Work In Home, Deputies Say
POSTED: 6:57 am EST November 28, 2008
UPDATED: 9:29 am EST November 28, 2008
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- About 50 cats, 20 ducks and 15 turkeys were taken from a New Smyrna Beach home, and a woman was arrested after her 84-year-old mother told authorities that she kept warm by covering herself with the animals, according to Volusia County sheriff's deputies.Mary Bosket, 54, was arrested on a charge of neglect to the elderly after her mother was found on Thanksgiving Day at the Glencoe Road home, which was in deplorable conditions and did not have a working heater, deputies said.The elderly woman was apparently placed in the home against her will by Bosket, Voluisa County sheriff's deputies said.