JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/CNN) – A mother was taken away in handcuffs after she went against COVID-19 rules and refused to leave her daughter alone in a hospital.
Lynn Savage said her adult daughter Amber is non-verbal and is recovering from brain surgery after a stroke. Savage, 70, said she refused to leave her daughter’s bedside when visiting hours ended.READ MORE: Miami Proud: Artist Edouard Duval-Carrié's Work Focuses On Haitian People And Its History
She said she was not only there for support but to also act as her daughter’s interpreter.READ MORE: Prayer Vigil Scheduled Thursday For Slain Hollywood Police Officer Yandy Chirino
“I could not in good conscience and good heart leave her bedside not knowing how she was going to make it through the night voluntarily,” said Savage. “I stand by my actions 100 percent. I am not sorry that I made them take me out of there in handcuffs.”MORE NEWS: Miami-Dade Public Schools Could Ease Mask Mandate By End Of Month, Reports Herald
Savage spent the day in jail and is facing a trespassing charge. She’s scheduled to appear before a judge on October 20th.