The video above and the information in the report below are courtesy of WSVN’s Vanessa Medina via CNN.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2015) — Police said a teenager in Florida was “playing doctor” inside a real medical facility, and the imposter even got inside an exam room with an OB/GYN doctor and a patient.
The teen posed as a doctor and apparently walked the halls of Saint Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, according to WSVN.
Police said he wore a white coat with a Saint Mary’s logo and anesthesiology embroidered on the front.
The teen was busted while he was wearing a mask on his face and a stethoscope around his neck. He was in an examination room with a patient.
“He presented himself with a patient of our practice and introduced himself as Dr. Robinson,” said Dr. Sebastian Kent of St. Mary’s Medical Center.
According to multiple nurses and Kent, who is the real doctor inside the OB/GYN office, the fake doctor was inside the examination room with the patient when Kent conducted an exam.
“The first thing I thought was… I am really getting old because these young doctors look younger every year,” Kent said of the experience.
Kent called security, who then called police. It appears personnel and security guards had seen the fake doctor for several weeks and believed he was an actual doctor.
The hospital released a statement:
“The individual never had contact with any hospital patients and did not gain access to any patient care areas of the hospital at any time. The hospital immediately notified local authorities, who took the individual into custody, and we are cooperating with their ongoing investigation.”
The teen’s mother told police her son has an undisclosed illness and had not been taking his medication. Both police and the hospital elected not to file charges against the teen.