Mexican hospital demands $40K from Idaho woman before release


(Fox News) A retired Idaho school teacher who claims a Mexican hospital is holding her hostage will be released on Friday on condition she pay the remainder of her $40,000 medical bill, according to her family.

Vikki Moormann, a former English teacher at Coeur d’Alene High School in Idaho, was vacationing in the Mexican coastal city of Nuevo Vallarta with her sister-in-law in late April when she began vomiting uncontrollably.

After checking into the Hospital San Javier Riviera Nayarit, she was told by doctors that she had a urinary tract infection and was on the brink of pneumonia – a diagnosis that seemed strange to Moormann, who said that aside from her stomach issues she felt fine. She was later diagnosed with Ketoacidosis and placed into a medically induced coma so that doctors could use an intubation tube to treat her condition, according to her family.