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    Default Three day old found

    Newborn kidnapped from hospital is found A newborn baby kidnapped from a hospital in Texas has been reunited with her parents, while police have a suspect under arrest.
    Four-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was allegedly smuggled from Covenant Lakeside Hospital by a woman posing as a medical worker, but has been found safe about 160 kilometres away.
    The 2.3kg baby was allegedly taken by a woman who was seen on a surveillance video walking out of the hospital with the baby hidden in her bag.
    The disappearance sparked a manhunt and public alerts in Texas and New Mexico, resulting in tips from all around the country.
    "It's a joyous time," Gwen Stafford, senior vice-president of Covenant Health System, said at a news conference.
    "This has been a rollercoaster of emotions."
    Rayshaun Parson, 21, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping.
    Federal charges also could be pursued, Lubbock police Lieutenant Scott Hudgens said.
    Mychael was found to be in good condition, Clovis police Lieutenant James Schoeffel said.
    She had earlier been reported to be suffering from jaundice, a common complication in newborns in which a build-up of pigment in the blood causes a yellowing of the skin.
    The alleged abductor had gone into the mother's room several times before the baby was taken, saying the baby needed tests, Stafford said.
    Stafford said newborns at the hospital were tagged with a security bracelet, but she did not give details on how the bracelet worked.
    "As soon as the baby and this security piece were separated we were alarmed and knew," Stafford said.
    "Clearly we need to take security to a higher standard," she added.
    Susanne Moore, a former Covenant nurse who had a baby on Friday at the same hospital, told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper the hospital placed an electronic band on her newborn girl's ankle.
    She said she was told that if the baby were taken too close to a door or elevator, a sensor would cause the door to lock or the elevator to shutdown.
    If the band were cut off before it was de-activated, the hospital would be locked down, she said.
    Hooray for that!
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    Hooray indeed!

    With names like that, how long until they make a debut on Maury Povich?

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    Oh thank god, that poor mother must of been so worried!

    Although, if ALL babies are tagged with a Security Bracelet it makes you wonder how safe that hospital actually is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beany View Post
    Hooray indeed!

    With names like that, how long until they make a debut on Maury Povich?
    Mwahahaha! I was thinking exactly the same thing!

    Maury: "In the case of three day old baby Mychael Darthard-Dawodu.....Rayshaun......You are not the mother!" *cue uproar*

    *Apologies to those who are not at the humour stage yet.

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    [quote=Melo;1208923]Oh thank god, that poor mother must of been so worried!

    took the words out of my mouth


 

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