California restaurant employee tried to flush newborn down toilet: prosecutors

California restaurant employee tried to flush newborn down toilet: prosecutors

California restaurant employee tried to flush newborn down toilet: prosecutors

A MCDONALD'S worker gave birth in the restaurant bathroom and tried to flush the baby down the toilet, police said.

Sarah Jane Lockner, 25, of Redwood City, was arrested on September 4, 2017 after reportedly giving birth to a baby girl then trying to flush the newborn down a toilet at the McDonald's restaurant where she worked.

According to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office, despite complaining of stomach pains throughout the night, 25-year-old Sarah Lockner finished her evening shift at the restaurant, but remained in the restroom after clocking out, the Daily Journal reported.

A co-worker discovered a large amount of blood on the bathroom floor and peered over the stall to check on Lockner. Lockner told the co-worker that it was just a heavy period, the San Mateo County district attorney said.

During another visit to the bathroom, a second co-worker checking on Lockner looked over the stall and reportedly saw the sight of a newborn baby face-down in the toilet bowl, with Lockner seemingly pushing the baby in the back.

She then claims to have heard the toilet flush when she ran to get help.

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When police arrived the baby did not have a pulse and was not breathing.

According to prosecutors, Lockner said she did not know she was pregnant.

It was rushed to Lucil Packard Children's Hospital and placed in an induced coma.

The infant is alive and in stable condition, but the extent of the baby's brain injuries was not known, Wagstaffe said.

Lockner is accused of attempted murder, causing great bodily injury and assault on the child causing great bodily injury.

Locker is scheduled to be arraigned in San Mateo County court on September 18. She remains in custody on $11 million bail, according to prosecutors.

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