Man Who Impersonated Doctor in Dallas is Arrested

Man Who Impersonated Doctor in Dallas is Arrested

A man who impersonated a doctor at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, stole an ambulance, and crashed into another vehicle while fleeing the police was arrested.

The suspect, T. King, 23, entered a patient’s room on May 26, 2015. According to a hospital spokesman, King was escorted out of the building.

As King was leaving, he told a nurse that the patient didn’t have anything going. When he was pressed, he started mumbling.

According to the police, he had two pagers and an iPad, and was wearing a lab coat with said Texas Oncology. Upon exiting the building, King proceeded to steal am ambulance.

A Dallas County Hospital District police affidavit said that he fled the police with the ambulance’s emergency lights on, then he crashed into a BMW at the corner of Oak Lawn and Maple Avenues.

After the crash, the chase continued on foot and King was arrested several blocks away from the scene of the accident.

As of May 27, 2015, King was being held on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest. His bond was set at $7,000.

A police reported noted that King knew a lot of information about Medical City Hospital.

In a statement, Children’s Medical Center said that they were working closely with the Dallas Police Department, and that additional security and personnel were on the premises. They said that they were going to aggressively investigate and monitor the situation.

King said that he was a shadow doctor, whose name he mentioned. According to the police report, King was not able to produce a valid ID. He left the hospital and tried to re-enter the building through an emergency room, however, that attempt failed.

This is not King’s first brush with the law, he was previously convicted of burglary, theft, and criminal trespassing. The published report said that two years ago, King was arrested for posing as a Dallas firefighter in Plano.

Not including the unauthorized use of a vehicle charge, if King is convicted of evading arrest or detention, which is covered under Sec. 38.04 of the Texas Statutes, he could be found guilty of a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.

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