Transcript for Baby Abducted From Pittsburgh Hospital
And now we head to pittsburgh, where a 3-day-old baby was stolen from a hospital today. Police say the suspect dressed up in scrubs bought from a uniform store. She was able to pose as a hospital... See More
And now we head to pittsburgh, where a 3-day-old baby was stolen from a hospital today. Police say the suspect dressed up in scrubs bought from a uniform store. She was able to pose as a hospital worker before she walked out the door with the newborn. Abc's sharyn alfonsi has more details. Reporter: She walked into this pittsburgh hospital in broad daylight and walked out with this 3-day-old baby, bryce coleman. Just as his parents were preparing to take him home. The women wearing black scrubs like this. Police believe she bought those scrubs at a nearby store for just $17 this morning. Tonight, a woman is being questioned and bryce has been found alive. According to the national center for missing and exploited children, since 1983, 131 babies have been taken from hospitals. Most of them found. Only five are still missing. Most of the times, those babies aren't taken from the nursery but from the mother's room. The victim turned her back, went to take a shower. The suspect placed the baby inside a tote bag and tried to leave. Reporter: That's what happened earlier this month in southern california. Watch as this women also dressed in hospital scrubs posing as a nurse walked into the room to tell a new mother to take a shower before the doctor examined her. She walked right into a high-tech security web. The baby was wearing a tiny i.D. Bracelet that works like a homing device. It triggers alarms if you get too close to a door or an elevator. Baby bryce had on a similar bracelet but it was removed by a nurse while his mother watched because he was about to go home. Tonight, he finally will. Sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york.
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