A YouTube video purporting to show elder abuse at the University Town Center in Irvine gained attention online last week and sparked a police investigation.
In the clip, the unseen videographer confronts a man who has wheeled an elderly woman to the passenger-side door of a Toyota Prius.
"Is this your mom? Why do you exploit her?" he asks.
The man being filmed yells back, calls the cameraman a "paid stooge" and accuses him of harassing the woman.