PEMBROKE PARK, FLA. – Police say a Pampers diaper saved the life of a toddler after an argument between her parents sent the family’s car into a lake.
According to police, 27-year-old Sandro Michel began fighting with 33-year-old Catherine Copeland while Copeland was driving at around 12:30am Tuesday. In the car with them was their 3-year-old daughter, Sariyah Michel.
Witnesses described seeing Copeland driving erratically, while Michel was hitting her, before the car veered off the road and plunged into a lake.
When police arrived they were not able to locate the couple until one officer heard Copeland screaming for help as she stood on the roof of the sinking car. As she was being pulled to shore, Copeland began screaming that her baby was still in the car.
As police frantically looked around for the little girl in the dark, murky waters, something caught one deputy’s attention.
“All of a sudden this little thing popped up like a cork,” Deputy Cazi Navarro told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “I saw it was a Pamper, and attached to the Pamper was this little girl,” he said.…Continue Reading