Child manages to pose as doctor at large hospital for a month (video)By Mason White 1:26 PM January 20, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Doctors and patients were shocked to learn that a child managed to pose as a doctor for a month at a large hospital, police in Florida said.
West Palm Beach Police said that they detained the child who was posing as a doctor for a month at the St. Mary’s Medical Center.
According to the police investigation, the boy was seen walking around the hospital, wearing a white lab coat and a stethoscope.
He was telling people that he was a doctor.
Doctors and nurses at the OB/GYN department were told by a patient that a child was dressed as a doctor and was in an exam room.
The patient said that he had a lab coat with the logo of St. Mary’s Medical Center stitched on the front. A security guard told police that the child is known around the hospital as a doctor.
The guard said that he saw the doctor at the hospital for about a month. Another security guard told police that he had seen the child gain access to secure areas of the hospital.
Surveillance video showed the boy entering the lobby of the hospital from the parking lot. Officers saw the car and could see a white coat on a hanger on the back seat.
When questioned by police, the child said that he became a doctor several years ago.