Posted: Mar 9, 2011 4:15 PM by Greg Boyce
Updated: Mar 9, 2011 4:15 PM
The father who apparently removed his child from Memorial Hospital this morning has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse.
The father is identified as 21 year old Gary Criss. He was served by police on the charge today and released from custody. The charge relates to the potential danger his child was in when he removed her from hospital care.
He had apparently swapped her hospital clothes for street clothes and walked out with her, unnoticed by hospital staff. We do not know why the child was in the hospital or what her condition was when she left.