Teen Who Posed as Doctor Won’t Face Charges
A teenage boy who walked the halls of St. Mary’s Medical Center dressed as a doctor is suffering from an undiagnosed illness and refuses to take medication, according to his mother.
A teenage boy who dressed in a lab coat and carried a stethoscope around St. Mary’s Medical Center for weeks will not be charged for impersonating a doctor, West Palm Beach police and hospital administrators agreed.
Security officers noticed the boy walking around the hospital but believed he was a doctor, as he was wearing a lab coat with the hospital’s logo and “anesthesiology” stitched on the front, hngn.com reports.
Police were called after a patient in the hospital’s OB/GYN office said a doctor in the exam room looked like a “a child.”
The boy’s mother said he is under the care of a doctor for an undiagnosed illness. The teen is also refusing to take medication.
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