Lady Snatches Baby From Hospital Recognized By Teen Neighbor
ShareTap Staff 9/30/2017
Most parents will admit to spending an immeasurable amount of time worrying about the safety and happiness of their children. It's just what parents do! But rarely does this need for vigilance and protection seem as necessary when the baby is first born and in the security of a hospital.
Just like the state of the art medical facilities, parents have also come to expect rigorous monitoring systems by hospitals to make sure parents and babies are never separated and put in harm's way. Nothing is a 100% guarantee though as proved by a baby snatching incident in Quebec, Canada.
Melissa McMahon and Simon Boisclair had just welcomed their baby daughter Victoria and everything had gone as planned. The hard work was behind them, both mom and baby were in excellent health and care. Unfortunately, the calm did not last long - as the parents were informed that their newborn infant had been kidnapped right out from under their noses, with the pretense of doing some tests.
Once the hospital reported the baby as missing, the authorities stepped in immediately and reviewed the hospital's security camera. They noticed that a 21-year old woman had walked out with baby Victoria without anyone questioning her act. Perhaps it was because she was dressed in scrubs to look like a nurse, but whatever the reason, no one knew where she had taken Victoria and why!
The authorities posted the security video and kidnapping alert in the hopes that someone might have noticed the baby snatcher and could provide leads. Melissa, who was completely distraught, took to social media to share the incident as well, and put out a plea of help to anyone who was reading. Turns out, four teenagers who lived in the area, happened to see the alert and the security video.
Teenagers Charel Bergeron, Marc-André Côté, Charlène Plante, and Mélizanne Bergeron later admitted to reporters that they had nothing better to do that evening and once they saw the face of the 21-year-old baby snatcher in the video, they knew they could help in a big way. According to Daily Mail, one of the teenagers, Mélizanne, recalled that the woman in the video looked exactly like one of her old neighbors.
It had only been a couple of weeks since Mélizanne moved from that neighborhood, but she convinced her friends that they had to drive there immediately and see if her old neighbor was in fact a baby snatcher. After arriving at the apartment and listening in to the sounds coming from inside the apartment, the four knew for a fact that they had found baby Victoria.
They called police immediately, who arrived without their usual sirens to not scare the woman into fleeing again. As the friends waited down the stairs, they saw the police break down the front door and rescue the infant within minutes. It was probably the proudest moment of their lives. Baby Victoria was soon reunited with her parents who had just spend those hours imagining and worrying about the worst!
The chances of such a baby snatching incident are pretty slim, but slimmer is the probability that a teenager was in the right place at the right time to know how to help find the missing infant!
Here is the must watch ABC video of the reunion and the brave friends!