Metro police have charged a man for theft after he stole money from a woman’s purse as she was waiting on a family member who was undergoing surgery.
It happened on June 15 at TriStar Skyline Medical Center on Dickerson Pike.
The victim reported to police the suspect, identified as Virgil Baker, befriended her in the waiting room.
The woman stated she left the waiting area while the 33-year-old suspect appeared to be sleeping in a nearby chair.
Upon returning, the woman noticed the man was gone and that money was missing from her purse.
Baker, who was positively identified as the suspect Wednesday, is jailed on an unrelated charge.
He faces a theft charge.