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Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

Updated: Saturday, August 23, 2014
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MERCED, Calif. (AP) - Police say they're investigating why a woman tried to enter the maternity ward at a Central California hospital carrying a doll that looked like a living baby.

Capt. Tom Trindad of the Merced Police Department said Friday that 41-year-old Tonya Whitney has been cited with misdemeanor trespassing.

Trindad says Whitney and a man first went to the hospital Saturday, each carrying a doll, and security officials became suspicious, telling them to leave.

They returned Monday, and police say Whitney, wearing nurse's scrubs, tried again to enter the maternity ward.

Police say they were concerned that Whitney might have wanted to take a living baby. But Trindad said she told them she makes the dolls and only sought to ask nurses there if anybody wanted to buy one for training purposes.

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