A viral video of a grandmother who stopped the attempted kidnap of her infant grandchild in a hospital has been making rounds on social media.
The kidnapper who dressed up as a nurse went into the hospital’s nursery in Sichuan Province, China and attempted to take the baby out of the hospital. She wore a white nurse’s gown and a hospital mask to disguise her identity.
The kidnapper who is known by the alias “Su”, slipped the infant out of the hospital’s maternity ward in a bassinet and made her way to the exit area, and unfortunately ran into the baby’s grandmother. Immediately suspicious of the nurse, the child’s grandmother began interrogating the would-be kidnapper. The grandmother insisted that the disguised nurse bring the baby back to the nursery. The grandmother positioned herself between the baby and the woman disguised as a nurse, at the elevator.
In the security camera recording, the woman disguised as nurse assists in pushing the baby back out of the elevator prior to going back in. The would-be kidnapper most probably was trying to make a hurried exit which was stopped by the grandmother. The grandmother immediately informed the hospital security and the disguised nurse was arrested for trying to kidnap the infant.
Su has been taken into custody for attempted kidnapping, but her motive for trying to sneak out the baby is still under investigation. It was a good thing that the baby’s grandmother met the would-be kidnapper on her way out.
Watch the video here:
Kidnapping, a serious problem in China
According to BBC, over 20,000 children in China are reportedly kidnapped and sold online. That’s around 400 children every week. Chinese media reports that the number could be even as high as 200,000 every year, although the authorities rejects this figure and consider this a higher estimate.