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Baby Snatching At Hospital: Teen Naquelle Ballard Arrested

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A 19-year-old woman posing as a health care employee tried to abduct a newborn from a Georgia hospital by hiding the baby girl in her pocketbook on Wednesday.

An alarm system and two Southern Region Medical Center employees foiled Naquelle Ballard's alleged baby snatching attempt, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Ballard fled the Riverdale hospital when the alarm rang and the workers confronted her. She didn't leave with the baby, who was unharmed, according to WSB-TV.

Cops caught up with Ballard about five miles away thanks to witnesses who described the car she drove, according to The Journal-Constitution.

She was charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment and on Thursday was denied bond, according to WGCL-TV.

Ballard had recently bragged on her Twitter account about being pregnant, WJXT says.

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