MESA, AZ - A 16-year-old has been arrested after police say she gave birth in her family’s home, then promptly chucked the newborn out a window.
Police arrived at the teen’s home on Sunday on a report of an injured person. The injured person turned out to be the teen, who was bleeding extensively after giving birth. The family told police they had found the placenta, but could not locate the baby.
After 30 minutes of searching, police finally found the newborn outside the home, alive and pissed off, possibly suffering from a fractured skull. Turns out, in a ridiculous attempt to hide her pregnancy, the teen threw the baby out of the bathroom window after she gave birth to it.
The baby fell about five feet and hit a brick inside a shed attached to the bathroom. The baby has been placed in custody of Child Protective Services and is expected to survive. So,instead of getting into possible trouble with her parents for getting pregnant, the teen will still get into possible trouble for being pregnant while also facing charges of attempted murder and child abuse.
If there are any teens reading this who are hiding a pregnancy, please know that there’s a high probability that you are, in some ways, an idiot. This is because your brain is not done cooking. Knowing this, please trust me when I say you should check with your city regarding Safe Baby Haven laws. It allows you to dump a baby at specified locations with no questions asked and with no fear of prosecution.
In Mesa, where this incident took place, all fire stations are designated Safe Baby Havens – including the one down the street from the teen’s home.Arizona, child bause, Crime, newborn, safe haven, teen