An infant who was allegedly found dead in Bayside’s Crocheron Park turned out to be a lifelike doll set up by a sick prankster, according to police.
Multiple sources confirmed that what was initially believed to be the body of a deceased infant was actually a doll “made to look like it was decomposing.”
At around 8:15 a.m. on June 18, officers from the 111th Precinct responded to a call about a baby who was unconscious and unresponsive in the vicinity of 215th Street and 35th Avenue. A runner had reportedly stumbled upon the baby’s body around 7:40 a.m.
The report triggered a massive response by the NYPD and the Fire Department. Nearby residents were alarmed by the response. People in Bayside who heard about what had allegedly occurred took to social media to express their shock and condolences.
But then the truth was uncovered.
Reports later confirmed that the “baby” was actually a doll that was colored pink and blue, which police described as “very realistic.” The fake baby was so realistic that it initially fooled NYPD and EMS personnel who responded to the scene.
It’s not clear, at this point in the investigation, who planted the doll in the park and called in the “dead baby” report, nor did police know of a possible motive for the sick ruse. They are currently searching for cameras in the park to see if they can catch the culprit.
Despite this being a warped prank played by some stupid asshole(s) that wasted emergency service time from the citizenry, how the living hell the cops and the EMT's could not tell that it was a doll?
Kramer: That must have been some kind of doll.
Frank: She was.
Consider the state of New York City nowadays, this does not seem to be "sick" at all, but normal!
"...how the living hell the cops and the EMT's could not tell that it was a doll?"
Simple. What appeared to be a decomposing body isn't moved around or handled until crime scene techs arrive to prepare it for removal because otherwise it might contaminate or damage physical evidence.
That and from the photo, the coloring simulating decomposition looked real enough on a cursory examination to warrant a crime scene.
But shouldn't have the "corpse" omitted a pungent odor and despite the decomposition coloring, I presume EMT's should be able to distinguish between real and fake flesh.
Or perhaps the dead giveaway of the fake baby's silly shirt "the crawling dead"
Regardless, this was an immensely fucked up thing to do. And I'm a bit surprise this happened in Bayside.
The internet in Queens went nuts with phony expressions of concern from neighbors "Oh how could any parent do this to their child" blah,blah,blah.
It wasn't just that they thought it was a dead baby, the EMTs declared it deceased. They should go back to school if they declare a doll to be deceased.
Thus proving that this whole ludicrous cordoned off crime scene was unwarranted. Sometimes at times, it's like the NYPD wants to be like the TV shows that ape them. Even this looked like a production of an Law and Order SVU episode.
George Costanza's revenge
The same people who put the "kids in a cage" on midtown streets last week? Find them and throw them in Rikers for a few days.
Probably some hipster thinking this would be a funny way to express their "art"
The "Crawling Dead". The modern day version of the Cardiff Giant and the Fiji Mermaid.
It should be under glass in the lobby of Queens Borough Hall. Charge admission?
The assholes are not the folks who did this idiotic prank, it is the NYPD and EMT of NYC. Really, you cannot tell a doll from a human being. And when they touched it, they still could not tell. What a bunch of clowns. Hell, a decomposing body, just does not have color, it actually is in a state of decomposition, which the photograph of this doll, shows no decomposition, just color. AND what no insects, flies, etc. That should have been the big giveaway. This is very surprising in NYC, in some little hick town, maybe, but the so-called "greatest city in the world" HA.
It took them so long just to determine that this thing was a doll. Can the 111 precinct get anymore pathetic?
The comments here are aces high.
Frank avenged his son by beheading Susan's doll.
Detective Anon 5:
It was a big time P.R. firm that put those migrant cage babies on the street. But you might be on to something, because I saw one of those baby cages and the dolls they used looked exactly like this one (That "protest art" exhibition did not look cheap). Either it was one of the commissioned artists who had a spare and decided to plop one in a normally quiet town in NE Queens, or a cop took one home, made it up off duty and decided to have a laugh with it. Or it could be a punk ass hipster trying to get some bonafides with some art posers in Bushwick.
GTA: I didn't get the Cardiff and FIji joke. But your suggestion was very funny. Just maybe this would fill the void left from the removal of the Civic Virtue Statue in Kew Gardens.
JQ, Check 'em out:
Cardiff Giant and Fiji Mermaid.
Now add to that our own Queens-beloved The Crawling Dead.
"The giant was the creation of a New York tobacconist named George Hull. Hull, an atheist, decided to create the giant after an argument at a Methodist revival meeting about Genesis 6:4 which stated that there were giants who once lived on Earth."
George, an atheist.
as for Fiji Mermaid, I remember seeing ads for sea monkeys at the back of my old Batman comics when I was a kid.
Interesting what some jackass did to that house in the backround
Nice slate roof, nice well done brick front only to place cheap mustard jailbar plastic on the side.
I see now Middle Village is turning to shit, is there no architectural approval against slapping permanently affixed garbage on buildings. Yet--If you put a Santa on the roof for Christmas time or motorcycle behind your own front gate they come for you like a swat team.
Just crazy, Queens needs some kind of architectural approval where neighbors in a 300 foot radius should be polled and get a say. You cant do this shit in towns like Trenton, Roslyn and parts of Oyster Bay so I aesthetic architectural approval review boards exist.
This is MV New York not f&_cking banana republic Trinidad or St.Croix.
Not even Puerto Ricans in New York do this.
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