Florida sheriff’s deputy Robert Pounds delivered a baby in a car on the side of the road after pulling the baby’s panicked parents over for speeding.
Pounds stopped Wilfrid Jean-Louis at 4:30 a.m. for going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone when he heard the man yelling “Officer, help!”
“Officer, you have the right to stop me, I’m not even gonna lie,” Jean-Louis said after Pounds approached the car. “We have a baby coming out, look, look, look! That’s the reason why I’m speeding, officer. I don’t know what to do.”
As the officer explained, “She raised her dress a little bit and I could see the crowning of the baby coming out.”
After calling for Emergency Medical Services and backup, Pounds grabbed a blanket and helped Jean-Louis’ wife, Fabienne Gorges, 35, deliver the baby girl.
“My training kicked in and I just wanted to help mom and the baby,” he told the Naples Daily News.
The police cruiser’s dash-cam captured the whole thing:
“You’d be surprised — there’s several excuses you get for stopping somebody for speeding. That was a pretty reasonable excuse,” he joked.
The grateful new parents made the little girl’s middle name “Robert” in honor of the deputy.