MIRA MESA, Calif. - Police came to the rescue of a couple in distress on busy Mira Mesa Boulevard Thursday morning and delivered their baby in a U.S. Post Office parking lot.
A distressed husband called police at 6:22 a.m. and said his wife Vanessa was having a baby in the parking lot.
Vanessa begun having contractions around 4:00 a.m. but her due date wasn't for another three weeks. By the time the Mira Mesa residents left their apartment, the contractions intensified and her husband had to pull the car over into the parking lot.
Within two minutes San Diego Police officers Matt Enderlin and Eric Hustad swooped in and delivered the precious, healthy baby boy who the couple named Pierce.
The department tweeted out a photo of a smiling, recovering mom and proud dad, along with Northeastern division heroes Enderlin and Hustad holding the new baby:
To do this job, you have to be ready for anything, even delivering a baby! Great job Ofcr Enderlin & Hustad and Mom! pic.twitter.com/mkbeSQkjsF
— San Diego Police (@SanDiegoPD) February 2, 2017
Congratulations, happy family!
— Jessica Chen (@10NewsJessica) February 2, 2017
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