This Real Life Scooby Gang Tracked Down and Helped Return a Stolen Newborn Baby
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This Real Life Scooby Gang Tracked Down and Helped Return a Stolen Newborn Baby

By Cindy Davis | Music | May 29, 2014 | Comments ()


We could use some good news this week, don’t you think? Buffy Summers and Co. tracked down supernatural monsters; here’s a case where a few Canadian teens decided to spend their night hunting a different kind of creep. Only 16 hours after a mother gave birth to her baby daughter in a Quebec hospital, a woman dressed as a nurse took the newborn, purportedly to be weighed. Sensing something was off, the mother spoke with hospital staff and it was quickly discovered the fake nurse had fled the hospital…luckily on-property cameras caught the escape, and the car was identified as a red Toyota Yaris (with a Baby on Board sticker). After an Amber Alert was issued and posted on social media sites, a group of friends decided to take matters into their own hands, and go hunting. “We had nothing to do that night, so, we went off in search of a red car.”

The foursome (two sisters and a male and female friend) set out with only the car description, and just as they began driving, one of the girls checked her phone to saw the security camera photos; by crazy coincidence, her friend immediately recognized the car as her former neighbor’s. The group drove to the apartment building, discovered the red Yaris parked outside. They snuck close enough to hear sounds inside, and called the police, who drove up quietly, broke down the door and apprehended the kidnapper. The newborn infant was safely returned to her parents at the hospital only a few hours after being taken. Pretty gosh-darned amazing story, and what a great group of young friends (all in their early 20s).

(via Gawker)

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  • Linzer

    Zoinks! Like, way to go guys!

  • BobbFrapples

    This could have ended so badly. I'm so glad that now the parents get to tell their child about "that one time when you were kidnapped," someday. Yay for heroic youths!

  • John W

    Kudos to them.

  • BWeaves

    This restores my faith in humanity. Well, except for the fake nurse part.

  • NateMan

    4 good guys to 1 bad guy. I'll take it.

  • logan

    What do you mean 4 GUYS? There were 3 women there too you misogynist!

    just screwing with you! : )

  • Danar the Barbarian

    We had both our girls at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and they put alarm bracelets on all babies. If a baby goes through any doors beyond the L&D floor without a nurse key coding you out, the hospital locks down. I thought it was overkill, but was relieved to know it was in place. I had no idea stealing babies was such a common occurrence. Glad this family was reunited quickly. Go Scooby Gang!

  • Dumily

    My sister had her first at the hospital, and her second at home. With the first, as she's being checked in, the nurse is explaining that "no hospital personnel will take your baby from the room unless your baby stops breathing. If anyone tries to take your baby for tests or to be weighed, grab your baby and call a nurse immediately. Do not let anyone you do not know personally hold your baby. The nurse will instruct you to put your baby down if she needs to perform any tests or get any vitals. Do no leave your baby unattended even while going to the bathroom. Call a nurse, and she will watch your baby while you use the bathroom." I mean, Hole. Lee. Fuck.

  • dizzylucy

    Wow. I'd be afraid to fall asleep.

  • Danar the Barbarian

    Right? You have to imagine there are poor, fucked-up people just swarming outside of hospitals like mosquitoes, just waiting for someone to forget to latch a door so they can steal someone's newborn. I can't get inside of a mind that would impersonate hospital personnel so they can kidnap a baby.

  • Melina

    This is such a nice piece of news after last week's horror. These kids are awesome! I would've been sullenly driving around, reapplying lipgloss and whining that I was just SO bored to my best friend, because that was most of my teen years.

  • Insert own meddling kids reference here

  • cruzzercruz

    This gang has two Daphnes. I'm on board.

  • NateMan

    I dunno, I always had the hots for Velma. You knew that girl was a freak.

  • cruzzercruz

    I can't argue with that. Such a thick turtleneck, you can tell that she bone.

  • Lord Inferno

    I used to ride around town with my friends at all hours of the night when we were bored. We were never this productive.

  • logan

    No doubt! Doing good deeds was not on our mind.

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