Hospital bed in Southport woods a film prop?
Published 10:17 pm, Monday, December 10, 2012
A hospital bed found amid woods on Wakeman Lane led to a call to the police last weekend, but the bed -- equipped with saline bags and intravenous tubing -- may have been part of some sort of movie shoot.
A Wakeman Lane resident called police Sunday to tell them her son, while walking the family dog in the town-owned open space area, discovered the bed, which he said looked brand new. The woman met police and showed them the bed, which was about 200 feet into the woods. A placard on the bed said it was an electric bed from a medical supply company in Ansonia.
Officers knocked on the door of the house adjacent to the open space, but got no answers. They also checked with a nearby nursing home, where officials said the bed did not belong to them.
Later Sunday, another officer recalled that a man came to police headquarters about a week and a half ago to let them know he saw a group of teens in the woods apparently filming a movie with a hospital bed as a prop. After he said something to the group, he said he was "confronted" by the mother of one of the teens.
Another neighbor told police that about a month ago there was a film crew in the area, and that one of the residents living in the house next door to the open space works for a movie production company.
Police disposed of the saline bags and IV tubes; the report doesn't indicate what happened to the hospital bed.