Cops called on creepy hospital caller

Man pretends to be bra company to new mothers

JONESBORO, Ark. – Having a newborn child should be a time of celebration and joy but a local hospital reportedly called the cops on a creep for pretending to be a bra company to patients and asking them inappropriate questions.

It was reported on October 25, 2017 to Jonesboro Police Department. The incident report said the security supervisor for a Jonesboro hospital contacted the department after two calls in the same day had come in to two different patients. The first call was to a woman who had recently had a baby. She answered the phone in her room and spoke with a man who sounded very professional – at first. He said he was with “The Playtex Company.”

“She said he asked for her name, address, phone number and other information,” Branscum reported.

But he then began asking inappropriate questions. The mother hung up.

The second call was to a room where an RN intercepted the call. The man hung up after realizing he was talking to a hospital employee, the report said.

It wasn’t the first time this had happened, as detailed by both the RN and security. On October 11, the man made a call from a number which showed to be from Bluefield, West Virginia.

Police contacted the phone company about the incident but the report said they were unable to identify the suspect’s number. They did indicate their would be a possibility of identifying the suspect in the future if they call back if notified within 48 hours of the incident. The information was passed along to the hospital.

If you have any information which might assist authorities, contact Jonesboro Crimestoppers at 870-935-STOP or JPD CID at 870-935-5551.

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