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A Teenage Boy Impersonated A Doctor For A Month In A Florida Hospital

A doctor at the hospital suspected the impostor’s medical training “was not accurate".

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A patient alerted the West Palm Beach police department about a “young black male who appeared to be a child dressed as a doctor”.

The unnamed teenager was found in the hospital with a stethoscope around his neck and wearing a face mask.

Sebastian Kent, a doctor employed at the hospital, suspected that the impostor's medical training "was not accurate". A security guard told police he had seen the "doctor" around for about a month, and that the teenager had been seen "on several floors of the hospital by several hospital employees entering patients rooms and talking to hospital employees".

According to the Sun Sentinel, the teenage boy's mother told police that he suffers from an undisclosed illness but refuses to take medicine.

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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