Cops: Teen Posed as OB/GYN for a Month

He walked halls of medical center with white coat, was caught in exam room
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2015 5:56 PM CST
Cops: Teen Posed as OB/GYN for a Month

Apparently, the only thing necessary to pass yourself off as a doctor—an OB/GYN, no less—is an official-looking white coat. Fox 13 reports that a teenager pulled it off for a month at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The center insists that the unnamed juvenile never had contact with patients, but he apparently came close. A police reports says the ruse finally came to a halt when the teen was inside an exam room with a doctor and his patient.

“The first thing I thought was, ‘I am getting, I am really getting old because these young doctors look younger every year,” recalls Dr. Sebastian Kent. The suspicious doctor called authorities, and the youth was taken into custody. His mother later explained that her son has an undisclosed illness for which he's been refusing to take medication, and no charges were filed, reports the Orlando Sun-Sentinel. Based on interviews with security guards, "Dr. Robinson" had been walking the halls of the facility for about a month, and he had gotten into secured areas. "Terrifying," writes a blogger at Jezebel. (More weird crimes stories.)

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