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Woman Tries to Put Newborn Baby in Tote Bag, Steal It

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If you were a new mother, might you notice if a hospital employee tried to put your infant in a tote bag and make a break for it? Yes. You probably would. And yet one would-be baby thief was counting on her own cunning and wit (a mistake) to make just such a situation pan out.

A woman, whose name hasn't been released, dressed up as a hospital employee at the Garden Grove Medical Center this morning and went into a newly minted mom's room. After trying to distract said mom, she then attempted to put the baby in a bag she had thought to bring with her, and leave.

According to KTLA, "Staff members were quickly able to stop the woman until police arrived."

The baby was returned safely.

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Follow up:
8/7/12: Woman Who Stashed Kidnapped Newborn In Tote Bag Needed Baby Girl to Prove to Ex She Was Pregnant
8/8/12: Woman Who Tried to Steal Newborn From Hospital Charged With Kidnapping, Burglary