Transcript for How Perfect Strangers Found Newborn Baby Stolen From Hospital
Next tonight, it was just this week a baby girl was kidnapped from a hospital and a group of young detectives came to her rescue. The search ignited after the day old infant was snatched by a woman dressed as a nurse. ABC's Linzie Janis tells us about the mirror rack louse coincidence. Reporter: In the arms of this officer, one day old baby Victoria being returned to her parents after she was kidnapped just 3 hours earlier. It was Monday evening, the new parents were cuddling in their hospital room in Quebec. That's when police say this woman, dressed as a nurse came in. According to the baby's uncle said she needed to take the baby for a test. Dad posted these photos asking for help. That's when this group of 20-somethings saw the alert on Facebook. They were so moved they decided to search. Hitting the road. When impossible as it may seem, one of them looked more choicely at the suspect's picture and realized it was actually an old neighbor who lived here. A call to police and moments later, officers swooped in and rescued the baby. We saw the baby and we can touch. It was the best moment in my life. We were crying. Reporter: Here in the U.S. Many hospitals fit newborns with these electronic tags so if a baby were to be carried out of the maternity ward, an alarm would instantly sound. Alarm. Main trance. The baby's get a tag. Reporter: Today nurses telling us that the bracelets like the one here on the baby's ankle trigger automatic locks on the ward's doors. The system works since the early 1980's there have been just 132 infants abducted from hospitals nationwide. The Canadian hospital where baby Victoria was born did not have the same level of security. In a letter on Facebook her parents saying thank you and warning other parents always ask questions, even of those in uniform. Writing I would not like anyone else to live this. Linzie Janis, ABC news, new York.
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