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Dr. McChild-Baker

June 19, 2007 04:19 PM

From the Enquirer:

DEERFIELD TWP. -- A man who drives a yellow Porsche sports car with the vanity license plate, “KEPT GUY,” is accused of leaving two small children locked inside the car on a hot afternoon.

Jeff Betts, 41, was charged with child endangering, authorities said today, following an incident Friday at a hardware store.

He told police that he went inside the Lowe’s store on Mason-Montgomery Road for only a few minutes, a Warren County Sheriff’s report says.

But deputies told him that the car could become dangerously hot rather quickly because of Friday’s temperatures in the 90s.

After attempts to rouse the children with knocks on the window, a deputy broke a window and freed the children. Paramedics examined the two girls, ages 2 and 4, and found they were uninjured.

A police report says Betts is a self-employed physician.

He was arrested at the scene and later released.

Don't the folks at the Enquirer even read themselves?  From John Kiesewetter's Enquirer blog on November 10, 2006...

Are you looking at the real Dr. McDreamy?
Dr. Jeff Betts, a pediatric interventional radiologist at Children's Hospital Medical Center, is one of 10 semifinalists in the "Access Hollwood" contest, "Are You The Real Dr. McDreamy?"
Dr. Betts' two-minute video entry, submitted by a coworker, will air on "Access Hollywood" at 7 p.m. today (Ch. 5). It also will be posted on after 4:30 p.m. today.
Two contestant videos will be posted and televised today. Viewers will chose one of the two docs, who will advance to the final five late next week.
Voting opens at 4:30 p.m. today, and runs through 1 p.m. Saturday. The winner will be announced on the 7 p.m. Monday show.

Sadly, I can't find the video he his "co-worker" submitted to Access Hollywood.  But still, wouldn't this bit of color enliven the whole "I left my kids to bake in the Porsche" story that the Enquirer ran with today in the online edition?

Perhaps they'll pick up on this before they go to print.

UPDATE:  The Enquirer has updated their story to include my Access Hollywood scoop.  Among the other revelations... the Dr.'s Porsche vanity plate used to say "HUGE EGO," and that was shown in his Access Hollywood video, which apparently also showed him stripping his scrubs to reveal him wearing a speedo.  He left the employ of Children's Hospital a week after the show aired, and now is "self-employed."

Hence there vanity plate revision to "Kept Guy"?


This confirms my belief that a course in common sense needs to be added to the curriculum in all medical schools.

English teacher   ·  June 19, 2007 07:37 PM

He's HOT. He can leave my kids in his car anytime.

Anonymous   ·  June 19, 2007 08:17 PM

I'm sure I've seen this douche driving around town. He'll never love anybody - and clearly not those kids - as much as he loves himself.

Jackie Danicki   ·  June 19, 2007 10:44 PM

Major. League. Asshole.

Anonymous   ·  June 19, 2007 11:08 PM

Great scoop, NBS. Way to connect the dots. Next time you figure something like this out, be sure to shoot your friend at the OP (that's "other paper") an e-mail.

Joe Wessels   ·  June 23, 2007 09:47 AM

He looks like a smacked ass!

Butters   ·  June 23, 2007 08:27 PM

I just noticed your comment. Thanks for reading. I would be happy to email you the next time I notice something like this. Though truth be told, I don't exactly keep track of old bits from the Enquirer's tv blog.... I just googled the guy as soon as the story went up. Anytime a doctor or (gulp) a lawyer is in the news for doing something stupid, googling their name is a good idea, because there is usually plenty of info about them on the web.

Of course, I'm sure I don't need to tell you this. If you'd been the reporter on the original story, I'm sure you'd have researched who this guy actually was before you ran an article on him, lest you miss some interesting material.

I've also pretty much confirmed that the Doc's wife is also a doctor, who still works at Children's. She has a different last name.

Nasty, Brutish and Short   ·  June 25, 2007 11:25 PM