Couple Arrested For Using Fake Babies To Sneak Into Maternity Ward

You can file this under one of the oddest things someone can do inside a hospital maternity ward that’s not exactly illegal.

Police were called after a couple was flagged for carrying what appeared to be fake babies into a northern California hospital. It was quickly revealed that the infants they were swaddling were indeed fake, and the couple was arrested for trespassing.

“Mercy Medical Center in Merced alerted police and other area hospitals after the couple made two attempts to get past security and into its family birth center, once on Saturday and again on Monday, hospital spokesman Robert McLaughlin told ABC News today.

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Photo: Facebook

The man and woman, identified as Tonya and Dallas Boehs, were not only reportedly loving, hugging and talking baby talk, but they were also changing the dolls’ diapers. According to Tonya’s Facebook page, she made the life-like baby dolls because “my husband and i [sic] cant have babies together cause of my cancer.”  Tonya goes on to say that couple “can’t afford a surrogate.”

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Photo: Facebook

It may be weird and questionable, but McLaughlin told ABC News, “It’s not illegal to have a fake baby.” The pretend baby parents apparently said they had an educator meeting inside the hospital, this according to police, but that was not true.

Reportedly the woman was wearing hospital scrubs, but she didn’t pick out the right color that day. Reports said staffers on every floor of the hospital wear a designated color – each floor is different. When the woman carrying the doll showed up in the wrong color hospital scrubs while carrying an “outdated business card of the center’s director” employees knew something was wrong, ABC News said.

Police say the investigation continues. No charges have been filed yet.


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  • Don Catt

    wanna bet they were going to try to switch one for a real baby??

    • Cassandra Kindsvatter

      Exactly my thoughts…glad they were apprehended …

      • duraldo

        This is the most idiotic assumptions I have ever read. As if they could get away, ridiculous. Have a freakin heart.

    • Krysti Dinh

      Isn’t is hard to steal a baby nowadays though? When my daughter was born they had this thing where if she leave the room it’ll go off and only the doc and nurses had the keys to take it off. Plus at the hospital where I gave birth, they are really strict. You have to check in with your id to go in. I’m guessing not all maternity ward are like that.?

    • Kira in L.A.CA

      just what I thought

  • Suzan

    You are right Don Catt… yup.
    Check out her fb page, and the comments under the pic of a baby-doll..she cannot have children..she goes on and on about it.

  • Ann

    This story makes no sense . “Couple Arrested for using fake babies..” and then it says they were arrested for trespassing and then the end says “even though at this point it does not appear any laws were broken. No charges have been filed yet” WHICH IS IT? Were they arrested or did they not break any laws yet? No doubt they were going to try and walk away with someone else’s baby.

    • Kain

      I think the cops thought this such a bizarre case, they weren’t exactly sure HOW to legally define this couple’s little escapade. I’m sure the cops’ll deduce some level of criminal misconduct committed so they can put a label on these ppls actions. Then they can work on this couple committing to therapy sessions…

  • karen s.

    Think the were trying to abduct a baby. What else could it be. They were going to swap a doll for the real thing. Oh my that is horrendous.

  • melanie

    She def has issues no doubt about that, but cmon how smart would it be to come home w a brand new baby when everyone knows u can’t have children n uve posted it all over ur fb page. She’s a sad woman, but I refuse to assume any more about her without knowing her or all the details. I wouldn’t want ppl judging me from a 2min clip of one of the MANY mistakes ive made. Keep on judging, ur past if the problem!

    • evelyn

      The fact that she had on scrubs, and had an old business card tells me she was not there for anything good. She may or may not be dangerous, but she has issues. I doubt you would want her tooling around the baby ward if you had a newborn there.

      • Kain

        I’m totally with you on that…I could choose to believe she was doing some research on how realistic her dolls were by bringing them around professionals who work with babies on a constant basis, if it weren’t for the scrubs and business cards. Call me a sucker, but I always try to believe the best about people first, yet even I am having a hard time thinking that their motives were entirely innocent.

        • evelyn

          She may have been having some mental issues, and was getting braver and braver on going into the maternity ward. I hope she gets help to deal with it. There are many people who can’t have children. Seems she isn’t handling it too well.

    • Misty Jenkins

      I agree Melanie, from what I gather she uses her fake babies for her own therapeutic needs, and visiting the hospital could also just be what makes her happy since she cannot conceive, I also refuse to believe the negative comments and believe this was a kidnapping in the making, d i want fit the bill to me, people are just always quick to judge and assume…

      • Tara Platten

        you are seriously diluted

        • Misty Jenkins

          Shut up fatt ass nobody asked you for your opinion on my mental stability, I’m entitled to my opinion on the situation without being called diluted by an obese person with no self control…. so save it for someone who cares what you think….we really don’t know anything except what team media wants us to believe so keep on bitch….SWERVE…

          • anonymousMax

            You just gave us an example of your mental capacity. You went from “let’s not judge” to judging someone based on weight. Very hypocritical of you and as well you lost any chance of being a viable source, so no, I don’t agree with you at all. Also, it was pretty clear what her intentions were. To switch the doll with a real baby. Local newspaper reported the same thing. So its safe to say she had motive. BYE FELICIA!

          • Misty Jenkins

            Being a viable source for what exactly, this is not a court of law, you lost credibility for believing everything the news says….and believing in things without fact, we don’t know what she intended to do, or what HE intended to do, the were both there, why is everyone only focusing on the women……so whatever go back to the herd sheep..bhaaa bhaaa!!! Ps. nothing I did or said was hypocrite, I can see that she us fat, that’s a fact, y’all dont know me or my mentality personally, just like you don’t know for a fact what this couple was doing….it is a fact that the above is over weight, it can be seen, felt, etc…. so you can keep your stupid Felicia saying to yourself as that is already sooooooo old and overused!!!

          • rghhsjsj

            From what I gathered at how you responded….you’re seem crazy. And yeah you did judge her based on her looks. But you don’t know if maybe she has a medical condition or an eating disorder either. Just like you say to not judge without all the facts, don’t judge with out knowing the person. And just like you’re entitled to your opinion about the story..she is also entitled to her opinion about your public comment. Get outta here with your hypocritical self if you can’t handle a public place.

          • Misty Jenkins

            It’s so funny that I get called a name based on my feelings and opinion of the story and I’m the crazy one, clearly other people had the same feeling I did as they commented as well, but no she chose to call ME, out of many diluted…don’t fucking call me diluted and not expect me to attack back, hypocritical or not I seriously really don’t care what anyone on this feed thinks about me, y’all don’t know me, ya don’t pay my bills and we are not nor would we ever be friends so get off it, maybe she should have kept her rude mouth shut if she didn’t want to hear what this crazy girl had to say back, just like her you should mind your own damn business and leave me in peace….I do fine in public by the way, just not around ignorant rude asses like the original commenter….as for you, and anyone else really please don’t even respond anymore, I really don’t care, plus this is old news, get a life…..find someone else to bug…

          • Kain

            Misty, . I learned a killer quote a few years back, and I use it often. It’s finished many an argument before one can really get started, and it can work for both parties involved. It goes: “I don’t agree with a word you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” . And there it is…..

          • Tallulah Bankhead

            For you and Tara: And the word is……deluded; but, the proper word is…….delusional. Bye, Felicia – still works for me.

    • Why the scrubs ? Why the fake business card ? They’ve gotten media attention so if they were up to no good, they can’t steal a baby now.

      • Krysti Dinh

        Lol now that their on the media, maybe someone will create a donation thing so she can afford a surrogate mother so she won’t have a fake baby anymore.

        • She might afford one of those realistic baby dolls that cry every couple of hours…or get a puppy. 😛

  • Julie Fieldman

    They were up to NO GooD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bull#@$%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marci L. Heil

    Ok, obviously they were going to try to get in the nursery area so they could snatch a baby…but OH MY LORD how do these women find men who are just as flippin crazy as they are? He was gonna go along with this? WOW please lock both of them up before some unsuspecting mother gets her baby kidnapped…Every hospital in the country needs to have a snapshot of these two in their nurses stations and at the front desk!!!

  • Cindy Macleod

    No doubt in my mind this couple had intentions on stealing a real baby. They need to be investigated and monitored.

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    THEFT OF PROJECTS, SPY, WHETHER IN OBTAINING INFORMATION BY

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    PERMITTED BY D.I.M.

    SPYING WITH STEALING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

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    NEURO USE TECHNOLOGY SPYING

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  • SDFGSDFG

    NOW
    LET TO
    INTERNATIONAL DEMAND.

    THAT IS THE REASON WHY DENOUNCES ARE DILAUDID OBAMA CLINTON BUSH FAMILY.

    RIGTH HUMAN LIKE A REST.

    Senate of the United States.

    COMPLAINT:
    http://www.adnpolitico.com/perfiles/a/abel-octavio-salgado-pena

    We denounce FOLLOWING A GENERAL

    AMERICAN BY FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

    SECRET SERVICE PROGRAMMING IN VENEZUELA,

    SELECTIVE PLANNED MURDER, RSPIONAJE WITH MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

    NEURONAL AND VISUAL REMOTE CENTRAL AGENCY CONTRACTED BY THE VENEZUELAN,
    LA

    VENEZUELAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE DIVISION, WITH RESPECT TO BUSINESS
    AGENTS

    VENEZUELAN SCHEDULED FOR HEROIN TRAFFICKING, THEFT OF PROPERTY IN
    VENEZUELA,

    THEFT OF PROJECTS, SPY, WHETHER IN OBTAINING INFORMATION BY

    SERVICES PROVIDED BY HUMAN PROGRAMMING AS, FOR STEALING INFORMATION NO

    PERMITTED BY D.I.M.

    SPYING WITH STEALING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

    Binding as SPIES WITH VENEZUELA, THE DIM, Čebín THE PUBLIC AND OTHER
    AGENCIES NO.

    NEURO USE TECHNOLOGY SPYING

    CERTIFIED AND EVEN PROVEN METHODS USED BY THE FBI, Interpol

    And EUROPOL.

    USING SELECTIVE CLEARING TECHNIQUES ON

    EVENTS PLANNED IN AT LEAST 60% OF THE VENEZUELAN PEOPLE, FOR STUDIES

    MENTAL, CEREBRAL DAMAGE IN REGIONS OF MEMORY STORAGE, MEMORY

    WORKING MEMORY SHORT AND LONG TERM DAMAGE DIRECTLY BY ZONES

    HYPOTHALAMUS.

    JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR 1., VP, (DEM.)

    PATRICK LEAHY 2 (DEM.)

    3 HARRY M. REID (DEM.)

    A. MITCHELL JR MCCONNELL. (REP.)

    4 TAMMY BALDWIN – WISCONSIN – DEMÓCRATA3

    5 John Barrasso – WYOMING – REPUBLICANO3

    SHERROD BROWN 6 – OHIO – DEMÓCRATA3

    MARIA CANTWELL 7 – WASHINGTON – DEMÓCRATA3

    8 BEN CARDIN – MARYLAND – DEMÓCRATA3

    TOM CARPER 9 – DELAWARE – DEMÓCRATA3

    10 BOB CASEY, JR. – PENNSYLVANIA – DEMÓCRATA3

    11 Bob Corker – TENNESSEE – REPUBLICANO3

    12 TED CRUZ – TEXAS – REPUBLICANO3

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    16 JEFF FLAKE – ARIZONA – REPUBLICANO3

    Kirsten Gillibrand 17 – NEW YORK – DEMÓCRATA3

    ORRIN HATCH 18 – UTAH – REPUBLICANO3 (FROM

    1977)

    19 MARTIN HEINRICH – NEW MEXICO –

    DEMÓCRATA3

    20 Heidi Heitkamp – NORTH DAKOTA –

    DEMÓCRATA3

    21 DEAN HELLER – NEVADA – REPUBLICANO3

    22 MAZIE HIRONO – HAWAII – DEMÓCRATA3

    23 Tim Kaine – VIRGINIA – DEMÓCRATA3

    24 ANGUS KING – MAINE – INDEPENDIENTE3

    25 Amy Klobuchar – MINNESOTA – DEMÓCRATA3

    26 Joe Manchin – WEST VIRGINIA –

    DEMÓCRATA3

    CLAIRE MCCASKILL 27 – MISSOURI – DEMÓCRATA3

    28 Bob Menendez – NEW JERSEY – DEMÓCRATA3

    29 CHRIS MURPHY – CONNECTICUT – DEMÓCRATA3

    30 BILL NELSON – FLORIDA – DEMÓCRATA3

    BERNIE SANDERS 31 – VERMONT – SOCIALIST

    DEMÓCRATA3

    32 Debbie Stabenow – MICHIGAN – DEMÓCRATA3

    33 JON TESTER – MONTANA – DEMÓCRATA3

    34 ELIZABETH WARREN – MASSACHUSETTS – DEMÓCRATA3

    35 SHELDON WHITEHOUSE – RHODE ISLAND – DEMÓCRATA3

    36 ROGER WICKER – MISSISSIPPI – REPUBLICANO3

    CLASS II 37 [EDIT]

    38 MOST SENATORS OF II

    CLASS WERE ELECTED NOVEMBER 4TH AND took office 20084 3RD

    JANUARY 2009 THE NEXT ELECTION WILL SENATURIAL NOVEMBER 4, 2014.

    LAMAR ALEXANDER 39 – TENNESSEE –

    REPUBLICANO4

    40 Max Baucus – Montana – DEMÓCRATA4

    (RESIGNED TO TAKE AS AMBASSADOR TO CHINA, THE GOVERNOR OF MONTANA

    NAMED TO REPLACEMENT, JOHN WALSH) 5

    41 MARK BEGICH – ALASKA – DEMÓCRATA4 (FROM

    1978)

    CORY BOOKER 42 – NEW JERSEY – DEMOCRAT

    (ELECTED IN A SPECIAL ELECTION IN OCTOBER AFTER THE DEATH OF 2013.6

    HOLDER FRANK LAUTENBERG JUNE 3 AND THAT TEMPORARY substitution year.7

    BY JEFF CHIESA8).

    43 Saxby Chambliss – GEORGIA – REPUBLICANO4

    THAD COCHRAN 44 – MISSISSIPPI – REPUBLICANO4 (SINCE 1978)

    SUSAN COLLINS 45 – MAINE – REPUBLICANA4

    CHRIS COONS 46 – DELAWARE – DEMOCRAT (TRAS

    A SPECIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER 2010) 9

    JOHN CORNYN 47 – TEXAS – REPUBLICANO4

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  • el

    In case anyone was wondering, there are more than 500,000 kids in foster care, and some of them are babies.