The phony physician’s gambit unraveled after a patient alerted OB/GYN staffers that “a young black male who appeared to be a child was dressed as a doctor” and was inside a nearby examination room, police noted.
The boy was outfitted in a white lab coat bearing the St. Mary’s logo (the word “anesthesiology” was embroidered on the garment’s front side). The imposter also “had a stethoscope around his neck and a face mask,” according to the report.
Hospital workers told police that the teenager was inside an exam room while an actual doctor, Sebastian Kent, conducted a patient examination.
As first reported by the Sun Sentinel, the teenager’s mother told police that her son is “under the care of a doctor” and refuses to take prescribed medicine. Cops and hospital officials declined to pursue charges against the boy, who was detained by officers as he sought to leave the medical facility.