The owner of the group home was reviewing his surveillance cameras when he said he saw the alleged incident, police said.
"He called authorities and said 'hey, I was reviewing my stuff, I looked at it and I saw one of my staff members hitting one of the patients,'" Pinellas Park police spokesman Capt. Adam Geissenberger told WFLA. "You can clearly see in the video that this man was trying to get something out of a bag which we learned was food. I don't know what the dialogue was between them, but for her to pick up a frying pan and strike him repeatedly about the head, arms and hands, there's no place for that anywhere."