Last week, a woman in Ohio gave birth in a Burger King bathroom stall while allegedly overdosing on heroin.
According to Fox 8 Cleveland, first responders arrived at the fast-food restaurant after receiving a report of a man, Zachary Frey, passed out in a vehicle. The police report stated that Frey was drooling, with slurred speech, pinpoint pupils, and kept “nodding off.” Upon entering the establishment, the police found 26-year-old Elizabeth D. Sanders sitting on the toilet with her living baby in the toilet, and a suspected ball of heroin on the floor next to her.
According to police, Sanders did not even realize that she just delivered a baby and told the police that she thought she had a miscarriage, but when the police looked in the toilet, they saw an infant lying face up. When the officers told Sanders to stand up, the breathing baby rolled over in the water.
The child was taken to the hospital and is expected to be “okay,” though plans for who will have custody for the child are not clear as its mother pleaded guilty on Monday for an unrelated charge over a warrant for theft.