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Vista gas station clerk jumps into action when homeless woman goes into labor

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 21:33:55-05

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — It was a heart-pounding moment at a North County gas station after a homeless woman gave birth inside the bathroom.

“I just seen some lady come out with a baby saying 'we need help this lady just gave birth',” said clerk Alex Ascencio.

Ascencio had just started his shift Wednesday when the woman came inside of the store. When Ascencio saw the baby, he jumped into action, tending to the baby and dialing 911.

“I just sat her down and make sure she had a pulse and that she was breathing; she was perfectly fine.”

Ascencio says the woman tried to leave the store without the baby, but he convinced her to stay until paramedics arrived. Ascencio says he aspires to be a paramedic and his co-workers are praising him for his quick thinking.