A 23-year-old California woman posed as a nurse and attempted to steal a newborn from the maternity ward.
Jesenea Miron joined Riverside University Health System as a newly hired nurse on July 14. Hospital staff alerted authorities and said she was “impersonating a nurse” campus,” government announced.
Miron allegedly entered the patient’s room, identified herself as a nurse, and “tried to take their infant.” Moreno Valley residents fled when confronted by staff.
Police later arrested Miron at her home about 60 miles from Los Angeles. Miron admitted to kidnapping and said she wanted to be close to a baby.
Fernandez wrote: “She wanted to be close to a baby. “She also said if she wanted to kidnap a child it was very easy and she could walk out of the hospital with a child.”
During his arrest, police also found ultrasounds from two other hospitals owned by Miron.
Jennifer Cruikshank, the hospital’s CEO, said there were “many layers of security” and she appreciated “those systems and our vigilant staff were able to stop this suspect”.
She also stated:
Our security protocols have been reviewed and strengthened, and we have additional deputy sheriffs on campus.
Miron has been charged with kidnapping and pleaded not guilty.
Roomies, what do you think of this?