Woman Fakes Pregnancy for Nine Months, Attempts to Snatch Baby

A woman in New Zealand brought an absurd soap opera cliche to life when she faked her pregnancy for nine months, then tried to steal a baby from a maternity ward. Police say Neha Narayan told her partner she was overdue and needed to be taken to the hospital to be induced. For some reason he left her to deliver on her own, and she spent the next two days prowling around the hospital looking for snatchable babies. One mom caught Narayan holding her two-day-old baby, and she claimed he'd been crying and she was just comforting him. Then a hospital staffer handed her another infant, assuming she was the mother. She tried take the baby to the parking lot, where a car was waiting for her, but luckily the parents saw everything and were able to stop her before she ran off with their child.

Image via pio3/Shutterstock.