Hospital Worker Thwarts Baby Abduction

VINELAND, N.J.

The 34-year-old woman dressed in scrubs and wearing an ID badge entered the South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center through a locked emergency room entrance on March 25 in an attempt allegedly kidnap a newborn. Before gaining access to the babies, a hospital worker spotted the imposter and alerted authorities.

The alleged kidnapper attempted to enter the Labor and Delivery unit, which held 21 newborns, before being denied access by the unit’s secretary. The secretary then notified hospital security, who escorted the woman off the premise.

The woman allegedly claimed to be a midwife, and later stated she was a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a Florida state trooper, according to The Daily Journal. The hospital reportedly waited more than six hours before alerting police about the attempted baby abduction.

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