Woman Wakes Up After Giving Birth To Find That Her Baby Has Been Taken By Another Patient
“At the time of the incident I was the only one with Lorelai. Neither of us had slept in quite a while, with all the chaos of a hospital, exams, blood work and other testing to find out what was wrong with her,” she continued. “So when I finally got her to rest, I myself laid down as well.”
“When I found her she was in another woman’s hospital room, in that woman’s arms, with a room full of six or seven nurses just laughing and playing with her and Lorelai. I didn’t know this lady. She was not a nurse or a doctor. Just another hospital patient.”
“I removed Lorelai from her arms, and the nurses who had been standing around gathered up her things, because along with taking Lorelai she also took my diaper bag (which had been emptied around her room), IV pole, and crib Lorelai was in sleeping in.
“She once again persisted that I return Lorelai to her, and that I rest. I told her no thank you, that we were fine. It was then that the nurses had to remove her from our room. After what felt like an eternity, the nurses returned to transfer us to ICU, so we were in a secure unit, that had security.”
“I contacted the police. Jonesboro PD stated that no crime was committed because Harris didn’t ‘intend’ to rape or molest my child.”
“Thank the gods that [my] baby is safe. We were lucky. Many parents do not get as lucky as we have. Child abduction isn’t something that should be so easily dismissed.”
Lory Beth’s story is terrifying, but at least her baby is safe with her now. How do you feel about the way that the hospital and police handled the situation?