A TAXI DRIVER in the central Mexican city of Oaxaca alerted the authorities after he became suspicious of a female passenger with a baby.
The woman, arrested at her home in Santa Lucia del Camino, told the cabbie her baby had a fever, but was taking him away from the hospital (above) where he could have been treated. The taxi driver later heard on his radio that a child had gone missing and alerted the police.
The woman, is alleged to have taken the baby from the Civil Hospital in Oaxaca after a mother with a two day old child was told by a female dressed as a nurse that she needed to take her child for routine medical tests in another part of the building.
Police officers arrested the woman, who fitted the description of the kidnapper, and two others, after the female could not show any documents that proved she was the mother of the baby.