A man seen walking the halls of a Jacksonville children’s hospital with a medical coat, a badge, a stethoscope and a clipboard is no doctor, according to police. Now, officers are asking for the public’s help identifying and locating the phony physician.
The imposter was caught on surveillance video photo at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, but police said they have no idea who he is or why he was in the hospital.
“It concerns us that someone is doing this,” said Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office spokesman Ken Jefferson.
Police said they have a lot of questions for the man they said was posing as a doctor. They said the man was seen walking down the halls of Wolfson and was even seen in an operating room.
“It’s not clear as to how he was able to get in, but there’s so many legitimate doctors and nurses coming and going it’s really hard to keep up with that and monitor. I’m sure you can piggyback someone else going in. Who’s going to challenge a doctor?” Jefferson said.
According to the police report, the phony doctor was stopped by hospital staff members because they noticed alcohol coming from his breath. However, as soon as they started asking questions, the man left.