Police in Bath Township, Ohio, are investigating an unusual break-in at a local doctor's office. But whoever broke in didn't take anything. What they did do, according to police, was perform some sort of medical procedure. Bath Township police chief Mike McNeely said he's never seen a case quite this bizarre.
It leaves a lot of unanswered questions, including who is the suspect and the patient?
"Really have no idea and that's what we're trying to get to the bottom of," McNeely said.
Police took photographs of machines and other medical equipment that was apparently used during a medical procedure at University Hospitals Ghent Family Practice.
Instruments were left in bowls. A surgical glove was tossed in the trash, along with medication wrappings.
Even a purple gown was left on a table.
"It's very bizarre because I've never seen anybody break into a place to perform a medical procedure," said McNeely.
Based on the machines and instruments used, Chief McNeely believes the procedure was performed on an ear.
He says whoever broke in disabled an alarm on Oct. 10 or Oct. 11.
None of the employees were at the practice during that timeframe, police were told.
"You would certainly be concerned about the person the procedure was performed on," said McNeely.
"Were there sterile instruments used? Was it performed properly?"
Police say, at the least, the crime was breaking and entering, but more charges could be filed is suspects are identified.
"I would assume that there's some some type of charge out there for performing a medical operation by an unlicensed person, but that's beyond what we're looking at right now, McNeely said. "We're just trying to determine who the suspect is."