This footage from a hospital, showing a medical student kidnapping a baby in plain sight, is startling. Once you know what to look for, however, it’s fairly obvious.
This closed circuit camera surveillance video from a prenatal center in the Belgorod area of western Russia captures the crime, but many people watching the footage don’t spot it initially. Did you catch it the first time?
While you might be looking for someone creeping along trying to go unnoticed, that’s entirely not the case. The woman walks right through the main area of the hospital with the baby and walks out the door, unnoticed.How did she do it? Well, take a careful look at the shopping bag she’s got in her hand. Yes, there’s a baby in there. Unreal.
Officers don’t know what the motive is for the woman’s kidnapping of the infant, but reports suggest her own baby may have previously died. Inquisitr reports that the woman had faked her own pregnancy and lied about the stillbirth of the baby.
The baby she stole was born prematurely and was in the hospital longer than typical for observation and to receive treatment while the baby’s mother was discharged and at home recovering.
The nursing staff on duty contacted officers when they discovered the baby was missing and initially believed that a family member had the child. Thankfully, the kidnapper’s family were suspicious and notified officials to report that the medical student had the baby and the infant was brought back to the hospital uninjured. She even put photos of herself and the baby on social media, writing, “Everything will be cool.”
Authorities reported that she had hatched the plan to kidnap a baby, and had a cot, stroller and baby clothes for an infant at her home.
The woman is facing criminal charges for the kidnapping and faces a medical examination to determine if she’s fit to stand trial.
Commenters on YouTube discussed how it’s unreal that crimes like this happen, with one noting: “the world has gone insane,” and asking, “How do people justify this in their mind?”
Another spoke of the atrocity of kidnapping cases, explaining: “I’m glad the baby girl return with her mother Good job to our authorities for the fast reaction In other countries the authorities wait 24 hours like in Amanda Berry case 800k children are abducted or report missing in the US every year 2k per day we have to avoid that in Russia and keep low numbers and our authorities need to keep the fast reaction and good job for that.”
Another noted the lack of security, commenting: “Shouldn’t the babies be behind a locked door with security card which only nurses have? If a parent or a member would like to hold or visit the baby then someone should be there right?? Common sense people.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Commenters on other outlets’ coverage of the story noted: “Saw that right away. Haven’t been married to a detective for 42 years and not learn something.” Still, another spotted the woman and owes their keen eye to TV: “I guess I watched too much ‘Law and Order.’”
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