Abducted Baby’s Mother: Suspect Befriended Me
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The parents of a baby that was abducted from Magee-Womens Hospital are speaking out.
At her home Friday, Rhonda King cradled her four-day-old son, Bryce Frank Coleman.
“Say, ‘As long as I’m safe and with my mom where I’m supposed to be,’” King said.
Just one day earlier, Baby Bryce was separated from his mother for at least four hours after 19-year-old Breona Moore, dressed in scrubs, left the hospital with him.
Moore walked into King’s maternity room at the hospital as she waited to go home with Bryce. Moore introduced herself to the victim as a nurse.
“She came in and she befriended me, she was very nice,” King said. “She even watched TV with me. She gave me some scrunchies for my hair. We talked about her kids that I thought she had. We talked about my kids.”
Moore made her move when another nurse took off the baby’s security monitor.
“She took the baby, said, ‘I’m going to take him downstairs for a physical,’ and I never seen him again,” King said.
It wasn’t until Ben Coleman arrived to pick up his son and Rhonda that anyone realized the baby was gone.
“I just started screaming at the top of my lungs,” King said.
Distraught, Rhonda and Ben didn’t take their eyes off the TV during the search for Bryce and his abductor. Then came word that the baby was safe.
“I’d just like to thank the whole City of Pittsburgh, the responders, police, fire, paramedics, everyone that put up their best effort and got him home safely,” Coleman said.
An hour later, Bryce returned to his mother’s arms.
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“And I just started crying – everybody started crying,” she said. “The whole floor was crying as if he went missing all over again.”
Now safely at home, King says she’s not angry at Moore.
“I hope she just gets whatever she needs so she won’t do this to nobody else because I wouldn’t wish this on anybody because it is so hard to ever go through anything like this,” she said.