WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CNN/WSVN) - Police say a teenager in Florida was playing doctor inside a real medical facility. The imposter tried to look the part, and staff members say he even got inside an exam room.
The teen posed as a doctor and apparently walked the halls of St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach for a month. Police say he wore a white coat with a St. Mary's logo and 'Anesthesiology' embroidered on the front.
"I think it's just crazy. I can't believe he got away with it for a month," said Stacy Morales.
The teen was busted while wearing a stethoscope around his neck and a mask on his face. He was in an examination room with a patient.
"He presented himself with a patient of our practice and introduced himself as Dr. Robinson," said Dr. Sebastian Kent, the real doctor in the OB-GYN office.
The police report says according to multiple nurses and Dr. Kent, the fake doctor was inside the examination room with the patient when Dr. Kent conducted an exam.
"The first thing I thought was I am getting, I am really getting old because these young doctors look younger every year," said Dr. Kent.
The real doctor called security who called police. It appears personnel, even security guards around the hospital had seen the teen for weeks, and believed he was indeed someone official.
"I saw him outside our office building with policemen surrounding him, I believe they had him in handcuffs, there was quite a commotion," said Dr. Kent.
The hospital released this statement:
"The individual never had contact with any hospital patients and did not gain access to any patient care areas of the hospital at any time. the hospital immediately notified local authorities, who took the individual into custody, and we are cooperating with their ongoing investigation."
The teen's mother told police her son has an undisclosed illness and he has not been taking his medication.
Both police and the hospital have decided not to charge the teen.