TN woman arrested for trying to kidnap newborn - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

TN woman arrested for trying to kidnap newborn

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police have arrested a Nashville woman who they say dressed up like a nurse and tried to kidnap a newborn baby from a hospital.

Adriene Johnson was in custody on Wednesday and police said they intended to charge her later with kidnapping.

According to a police report, the 24-year-old woman, dressed in medical scrubs, went into a maternity room at Nashville General Hospital and said she needed to check the baby's temperature.

Johnson triggered the hospital's security measures when she tried to leave with the baby. Police said the maternity area was locked down and she handed over the child to a doctor.

Police said she is currently on bond for her arrest on Monday on charges that she stole a baby rocker from a Wal-Mart and then tried to return it for money.            

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