Monday, January 17, 2011

Okay, a couple of things here

We'll get to them after you've read this:
Police in Massachusetts said a man posing as a valet stole a car from a woman in labor after she arrived at the emergency room.

Lowell police said the woman drove herself to Lowell General Hospital at about 3 a.m. Friday and a man wearing what appeared to be a uniform shirt approached her, identified himself as the hospital's valet and offered to park her car, the Boston Herald reported Monday.

"During the admission process, she was told they don't have a valet there," police Capt. Kelly Richardson said.
Alright, first of all, it's been years since I've had to rush to a hospital, so I'm not really sure as to whether or not they feature valet parking these days, but I'm gonna guess that most of them don't. The whole thing where ambulances enjoy priority would suggest that handing a guy a few bucks wouldn't really be feasible.

Secondly, hospitals employ lots of people, many of whom walk in and out of the front door fairly often. How is it that none of these people noticed that someone was operating a fake valet parking service outside of their place of business?

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