|   | 

McDonald's employee, 25, is arrested after giving birth to a baby boy inside the restaurant and then 'trying to flush him head first down a toilet'

  • Sarah Lockner, 25, complained of stomach pains while working her shift at a McDonald's in Redwood City, California last week 
  • Her boss allowed her to leave early, but she stayed in the bathroom after clocking out 
  • Two female employees went to check on her and found she had given birth to a baby boy in a restroom stall 
  • One of the employees then witnessed her trying to flush the child down the toilet head first
  • Staff called 911 and paramedics rushed to the scene to save the baby's life
  • Lockner was arrested on charges of attempted murder and child abuse 
  • She faces the possibility of life in prison if convicted  

Sarah Lockner, 25 (pictured), was arrested last week after she tried to flush her newborn baby down a toilet 

Sarah Lockner, 25 (pictured), was arrested last week after she tried to flush her newborn baby down a toilet 

A McDonald's employee was arrested last week, after giving birth inside a bathroom and then trying to flush the newborn baby down the toilet.

Sarah Lockner, 25, was working an evening shift at a Redwood City, California McDonald's on September 4, when she started complaining of stomach pains, according to the Daily Journal. 

Her boss told her she could leave early, so she clocked out around 10pm, but didn't leave. 

Instead, she went into the bathroom and staff soon grew concerned. 

Two female employees went to check on Lockner and found her inside a stall, surrounded by a pool of blood. 

One of the employees looked over the top of the stall and witnessed Lockner give birth to a baby. 

That employee then saw Lockner try to flush the baby boy down the toilet head first. 

Lockner gave birth inside a McDonald's bathroom, where she worked, on September 4

Lockner gave birth inside a McDonald's bathroom, where she worked, on September 4

Lockner asked the employee not to tell anyone, but the co-worker immediately called 911. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene, and though the baby was not breathing and didn't have a pulse, they were able to resuscitate him. 

The baby boy was taken to the hospital where it was put into a coma. The boy has since been taken out of a coma and is recovering, though it's unclear if he sustained brain damage. 

Meanwhile, Lockner was arrested on charges of attempted murder and child abuse. 

She allegedly told police that she had no idea she was pregnant, and neither did her boyfriend.

She is currently being held on $11million bail. If convicted, she could face a life sentence. 

Child Protective Services are currently trying to determine if there's a family member to release the baby to once he is healthy enough.  

Tags News

ABOUT THE AUTHOR celebrityrave

Journalist, writer and broadcaster, based in London and Paris, her latest book is Touché: A French Woman's Take on the English. Read more articles from Agnes.

related articles

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

SUBSCRIBE

quotes

Everyone went outside to smoke cloves and bitch about having to stay after for the State.

Jon Stewart on events following Charles — January 19, 1999