Police: Teen posed as doctor at West Palm Beach hospital

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Florida and officials at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach have agreed not to charge a teenager they caught posing as a doctor.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/17OMvvh ) reports police were called Tuesday after a patient alerted staff at the medical center's OB/GYN office that a juvenile dressed in a lab coat was inside an exam room. The patient said the lab coat had St. Mary's logo and "anesthesiology" stitched on the front.

A security guard told police he'd seen the teen around the hospital for a month. Another said the teen entered secured areas of the hospital this week.

The teen told police he's been a doctor for years.

The teen's mother told police he's under the care of a doctor and is not taking his medicine.

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Information from: Sun Sentinel , http://www.sun-sentinel.com/

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