A woman took her newborn grandson back to the clinic where he was delivered and accused staff of swapping him for another baby – because she thought he was too ugly to be her relative.
The unnamed woman stormed into the clinic in the city of Santa Marta, in the northern Colombian department of Magdalena, together with the infant and his mother.
She demanded that staff swap the child back, but they told her that he had been the only baby boy delivered at the clinic on the day he was born, and there had been no swap.
Carlos Pallares, health secretary on Santa Marta’ city council, said: ‘The grandmother was not very happy.
‘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.
She thought the baby had been swapped in clinic in the city of Santa Marta, pictured, in the northern Colombian department of Magdalena
‘The situation should be accepted. Sometimes biology, genetics play a role in these mistakes and we should accept them.’
He added that the women eventually took the baby home home after staff at the clinic had checked him over.
The boy was deemed to be in good health, and is now with his family, the Mirror reports.
City council spokesman Chadan Rosado said that the grandmother was undergoing psychological treatment, and urged people not to be too quick to judge her.
It was not clear exactly why the grandmother thought the baby was ugly.