One baby just couldn't wait to meet mom on Mother's Day, so he didn't, and now two Los Angeles Police Department officers and the family have a wonderful story to share.
On Sunday, bright and early at 5 a.m., officers Brian Armendariz and Maraea Toomalatai spotted a speeding white SUV on Grand Avenue in Historic South-Central.
The pulled the SUV over, and instead of finding a driver with an excuse, they found a frantic couple.
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The passenger, Sasha Murphy, was pregnant and ready to give birth. They told the father, Mohammed Tindley, to follow them and they escorted the couple to the hospital, blaring the siren and using the flashing lights.
Though they made it to the hospital, they didn't actually make it all the way in before the couple's baby boy made his grand entrance into the world.
Messiah Tindley is healthy, the LAPD reported.
"On Mother's Day, two LAPD Newton Area officers, with 3 years of service each, made an everlasting impression in our community, they both made a difference," the LAPD said in a news release. "The officer's quick thinking, compassion, reasoning, and loving character, reflected positively in our community."