Man accused of impersonating nurse, responding to emergencies at UPMC hospital

A 23-year-old man, Kyle Jones, was arrested May 22 for allegedly impersonating a nurse and responding to emergencies at Pittsburgh-based UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, according to a Channel 11 News report.

Hospital staff reported around 2 a.m. that several members of the Rapid Response Team were suspicious of a man who was responding to codes and wearing scrubs that were slightly different from the hospital's uniform.

The Rapid Response Team director told police Mr. Jones identified himself as a registered nurse.

Police arrived at UPMC and found Mr. Jones in the hospital's cafeteria without proper identification. He told officers that he worked for a company called Visiting Angels, which was determined to be false, according to the report.

"While responding to a patient with urgent needs, hospital staff spotted a person attempting to assist who was not wearing a hospital ID and who was wearing scrubs that do not match our uniform," a UPMC spokesperson told Channel 11. "We reported this to police, had him arrested, and police are now handling the matter."

Mr. Jones faces impersonation, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct charges.

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