In a shocking incident at a Florida hospital, a 31-year-old woman named Kendra Greene was arrested and charged with multiple criminal offenses after allegedly causing chaos in the NICU unit.
The incident occurred on July 13, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Greene, who had just become a new mother, went into the NICU where her three-day-old baby was receiving treatment for underdeveloped lungs. Disturbingly, she took her baby off the ventilator and removed other life-supporting devices.
Hospital staff became alarmed when they heard a “code pink” announcement, indicating a possible child abduction.
During a “code pink,” hospital protocol mandates staff to block all exits to prevent anyone from leaving with a child. However, Greene allegedly managed to violently escape with her baby despite efforts to stop her.
She reportedly carried the infant close to her body and wielded a large, serrated kitchen knife as she made her way to the emergency room exit.
In the process of her escape, several hospital staff members attempted to intervene, but Greene allegedly attacked them with the knife.
One victim was shoved and verbally abused, while another suffered a slash to the forearm. A third employee was injured on the right hand, and a fourth was knifed on the side of the neck while trying to retrieve the baby from Greene.
After leaving the hospital, Greene handed the baby to family members and fled in her vehicle. However, she crashed the car and tried to escape on foot before being apprehended shortly afterward.
Fortunately, the baby was returned to Palms West Hospital in stable condition.
However, Greene now faces serious charges, including neglect to a child with great bodily harm, two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, battery, and resisting an officer without violence. Her bond has been set at $302,000.
In light of recent events, court records indicate that Greene is diagnosed with schizophrenia and her mental health has been rapidly deteriorating.
This tragic incident has left the community in shock and highlights the importance of addressing mental health issues.