Baby born in Plymouth driveway minutes before police arrive

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Officers Lindberg and Thomas (left) and baby Jayden (right). (Photo credit: City of Plymouth) 

Baby Jayden Torres has had quite the day and he’s less than 24 hours old.

“The car was started already, ready to go to the hospital, but never made it,” said Antonio Torres, Jayden’s father.

Little Jayden was born in the middle of his snow-covered driveway just after 6:30 a.m. Friday.

“I called 911, I didn’t know what to do I was so nervous,” said Torres.

He says things moved so quickly there was not even time for his wife Anabel to make it back to the house.

“She said, ‘I feel the baby is out,’” said Torres. “So I put the pants down and said, ‘Oh I can see the head. It’s coming!’ So I said, ‘Push one more time,’ but I was so nervous, so I didn’t know what to do, so I grabbed the head and pulled it out a little bit and there he comes - there’s the baby.”

At that same time, just a few miles away, two Plymouth police officers were alerted to the situation.

“I’ve never had that call before, so it was definitely something new,” said Plymouth Police Officer Nick Lindberg.

They responded to the Torres home to a sight they had never seen.

“As soon as I walked to the driveway, I saw the husband kneeling on the snow in the driveway with his child and the mom standing over him,” said Plymouth Police Officer Steve Thomas.

The officers had their medical bag and worked to make sure the child was warm and that he was crying. Torres says he was relieved to see them.

“You’re out at a domestic one second and then all the sudden there’s a baby that’s coming, being born, so it keeps the job fun,” said Officer Lindberg.

Now, Jayden is safe and sound with his family with lots of stories to tell - one day.

“I told my kids, 'Jayden has a different story than you guys,'” said Torres.

Antonio says his wife Anabel is also doing well. The officers are hoping to visit Jayden after he is back home.