Garden Grove woman attempts to kidnap newborn from hospital

Garden Grove Police Department

Police in Garden Grove said a woman attempted to kidnap a newborn baby from a hospital Monday afternoon by putting the baby in a tote bag.

Police in Garden Grove said a Garden Grove woman attempted to kidnap a newborn baby from a hospital Monday afternoon by putting the baby in a tote bag.

Garden Grove Police said the woman, Grisel Ramirez, 48, posed as an employee of the Garden Grove Medical Center before walking into a hospital room where a mother and her newborn infant were lying in bed.

After distracting the mother, police said Ramirez put the newborn in a large tote bag she had brought with her and walked out of the hospital room.

Police said hospital staff stopped Ramirez from leaving the hospital. The baby was taken out of the tote bag and returned to the mother. The baby was not harmed.

Garden Grove police said Ramirez was arrested on kidnapping charges.

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