We all know how kidnapping is a problem in Columbia, but this goes far beyond your typical kidnap for ransom case. A woman in a Columbian hospital was drugged, driven to the countryside with her two-year-old daughter and then had her baby kidnapped from her womb via Caesarean section.
Sol Angela Cartagena said she was with her 2-year-old daughter when she had a drink at a hospital cafeteria in Girardot, southwest of Bogota, and suddenly felt lightheaded.
"When I woke up I was in the countryside with my 2-year-old daughter beside me," the woman told RCN TV, adding that someone had performed a Caesarean section on her and taken her baby.
Carlos Cespedes, a gynecologist, confirmed that someone had removed Cartagena's baby.
Police officer Gustavo Silva said the woman who allegedly stole the baby was found due to tips and that prosecutors are now handling the case. People who had seen the unidentified woman with a baby wrapped in a sheet called authorities because they knew she had not been pregnant and they did not know where the baby had come from.
The baby was dehydrated but otherwise reported in good condition.
Tipped by: PoliBlog
Yeah, I don't even understand how this is possible, but it happened.
Posted by: Digger on November 24, 2004 01:24 PM