This photo provided by Dignity Health California Medical Center shows Los Angeles police officers Brian Armendariz, left, and Maraea Toomalatai with Sasha Murphy and Mohammed Tindley and their newborn son Messiah at the hospital in Los Angeles, Sunday, May 8, 2016. (Dignity Health California Medical Center via AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This wasn’t your typical traffic stop.
Two Los Angeles police officers pulled over a speeding car on Mother’s Day to find a woman about to give birth and a frantic man behind the wheel.
Police say Officers Maraea Toomalatai and Brian Armendariz escorted the couple to a downtown hospital Sunday.
When they arrived, one officer alerted the medical staff. But before doctors could get to the mother-to-be inside the car, she gave birth to a healthy boy with the assistance of the other officer.
In a statement, police say, “Messiah Tindley was born on Mother’s Day, inside the vehicle escorted by LAPD officers.”
Police later issued a photo of the newborn inside the hospital with his beaming parents — Sasha Murphy and Mohammed Tindley — and the equally beaming officers.