These dolls are so life-like, police tried to save one.
Concerned that a baby was lying unconscious in a car, police smashed the window open only to find one of those creepy "reborn dolls" instead of an actual infant in peril. The dolls, meticulously crafted by women with a desperate need to "play house," can cost thousands of dollars and come with everything from motorized heart beats to fake keepsake umbilical cords.
Vynette Cernik, (shown holding her doll) was apologetic about the incident: "People do have to be careful when they go out with them," Cernick said. "I tell them to hold them properly, not dangle them by one leg or something, because other people do think they are real babies and become alarmed." Some concerned Aussie citizens have suggested the owners of reborns put signs on the dolls saying they are fake. Something tells us the women who are obsessed--some might say addicted--to making dolls look real wouldn't be into that idea.