Date Sent: 05/06/2014 02:17 PM EDT
Sender: Michigan Health Alert Network
Subject: Increased Vigilance Needed by Hospital Personnel Concerning Infant Abduction Attempts
(U//FOUO) On Thursday, May 1, the MIOC received a report from a Region 6 hospital about a suspicious female subject. Hospital personnel reported the female subject arrived at the emergency room and stated she was 5-6 months pregnant. A pregnancy test was completed on the subject and the results were negative. When the subject was questioned again about her pregnancy, she began accusing hospital staff of taking her baby and stated she wanted her baby back. The subject made threats toward hospital staff, refused to sign discharge papers, and quickly left the hospital.
An Emergency Preparedness/Security Officer at the hospital was able to obtain the subject's vehicle license plate information which did not match the subject's vehicle. The female subject is described as: 49 years old, 5 ft. 5 in in Brown Hair, Blue eyes and Wears glasses Vehicles belonging to the subject are 2007 Honda Ridgeline and a 2000 Honda four door.
While this type of event has occurred multiple times at different locations in the state, each case is distinct in the methods the subject(s) utilize in their attempts. Increased vigilance by hospital personnel is highly recommended as past events indicate an increase of reported infant abduction attempts and testing of hospital security from April through November. Testing of hospital security and infant abduction events have occurred across the country and serve to remind us that these threats should be taken seriously and reported to local law enforcement agencies and the MIOC.
The complete MIOC report is located in the Michigan Health Alert Network
(MIHAN) Document Library in the Alert Details folder.