REDWOOD CITY, CA — A worker at McDonald's was caught trying to flush her newborn baby down the toilet on the night of September 4 in Redwood City, police allege.
25-year-old Sarah Lockner had clocked out of her evening shift and complained of stomach pains to her coworkers. She then made her way to the restroom, where she was there for a couple hours. When daylight turned into darkness, a concerned employee checked on her only to find a pool of blood all over the bathroom floor. Lockner claimed to have a "heavy period," but when the coworker peaked over the stall wall, Lockner was seen holding a newborn baby over the toilet.
According to police, that's when the concerned colleague stepped back and heard the toilet flush. The coworker then rushed out of the bathroom to call 911, Lockner begging her not to do it.
When authorities arrived, they found the baby to have no pulse. The newborn was rushed to the hospital and placed in a medically-induced coma. Surprising medical professionals at the hospital, the baby is now expected to survive and is off life support.
Lockner stated she had no idea she was pregnant.
She was charged with attempted murder, causing great bodily injury and assault to a child.