Police Deliver Baby Girl Following Chase Down I-26
CHARLESTON, SC (ANGELA BROWN, WTAT-TV) — The birth of a Lowcountry couple’s child is a story straight out of a movie!
“If I wasn’t there, I wouldn’t believe it.”
The star of the story is 6-pound baby girl Anastasia. She made her Hollywood entrance around 1:00 a.m. New Year’s Day. A plot twist her parents didn’t see coming.
“She’s great,” said dad, Carl Alewine. “Very expressive, alert.”
“Not long after we got onto the interstate was when my water broke and she was just ready to come out,” said mom, Tiffani Von Glahn.
So, Carl says he floored it. Speeding down I-26 from St. George to Charleston.
Then he saw the flashing of police lights in his rear-view mirror.
“I told her, I said babe, I might go to jail tonight,” he recalled. “She’s screaming so I knew that meant keep going.”
“Next thing we know, we look back and there is like 20 cop cars behind us,” said Tiffani.
Carl says the officers eventually boxed them in.
“I said man, she’s having a baby. You are going to end up delivering this baby if you don’t do something.”
Carl was handcuffed as Anastasia was coming.
But the officer wasn’t a rookie. “(He said) I delivered a baby one time before on the interstate,” said Tiffani. “I was like good enough, just do it.”
Tiffani says she pushed with no meds. But with the officer’s help, Anastasia made her debut.
“The officer that arrested me came to me, uncuffed me, and was like ‘man, go see your little girl,” said Carl. “I’m crying tears of joy.”
Now, their baby girl is healthy and full of life.
“We have an exciting story to tell her when she is older,” said Tiffani.
Tiffani and Carl want to thank the officer who helped deliver that baby and say they are grateful for his help.