MIAMI (CBSMiami)- The Florida Department of Health and Jackson Health System are investigating a Miami man, Jackson says has been spotted wearing an unofficial physician’s lab coat at multiple local hospitals.
According to Jackson Health System officials, public safety staff members spotted the man at the Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus in Miami on Wednesday and they called police.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Police Confirm Shooting Death Of Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh Near Zoo Miami
The man was given a cease and desist letter and a trespassing warning, according to officials.
Jackson Health System says in a statement that it “is taking this suspicious activity seriously and has notified the Florida Department of Health, which launched an investigation into this matter.”
The man identified as 30-year-old Wilvince Bazil spoke to CBS4 On Thursday.
He said he has worn a lab coat in the past while working as a health aide but that he never pretended to be a doctor.
“If they had any proof I would be in jail,” he said.READ MORE: Tornado Watch In Effect: Severe Weather Sunday In South Florida
“They have no evidence of me working with a patient or in the lab,” he said.
Bazil said he hadn’t been to the UM campus in years and was at Jackson two weeks ago to support colleagues during Nurses Week.
He acknowledged the cease and desist letter which warns him that if he returns to the campus he faces legal action.
“I have a restraining order from UM and Jackson,” Bazil said.
Bazil says he is trying to clear up some old legal trouble so he can be licensed as a physician’s assistant.
He says the attention has been tough on his family but it will make him stronger in the end.MORE NEWS: Teen Shot In NW Miami-Dade After Fleeing From Vehicle Officers Tried Stopping
“Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” he said.