An enraged grandmother has been accused of storming into a hospital in Colombia to return her newborn grandson, because she thought he was way too ugly to be her relative.
According to The Mirror, the unnamed woman bulldozed through the clinic in the city of Santa Marta, in the northern Colombian department of Magdalena, with the “ugly” baby and his mother in tow.
The woman immediately demanded that the staff at the clinic swap the baby back, believing there had been some kind of mistake.
The staff then had to inform the angry grandmother that her grandson had actually been the only baby boy born at the clinic that day.
“The grandmother was not very happy,” Carlos Pallares, health secretary on Santa Marta' city council, said. “She did not identify the baby as a new member of the family and therefore she decided to come back to the clinic along with the mother of the baby to return him.”
“The situation should be accepted. Sometimes biology, genetics play a role in these mistakes and we should accept them,” he continued.
While the grandmother did eventually take the baby home with her, she had the staff check the boy once more before she left.
According to The Mirror, city council spokesman Chadan Rosado said that the grandmother had been undergoing psychological treatment, and asked others not to judge her just yet.
Nobody at the clinic has revealed why the grandmother thought the newborn was ugly, but officials did say he is perfectly healthy.