McDonald's Cashier Tried to Flush Baby After Giving Birth at Work: Cops

Sarah Lockner, 25, has been charged with attempted murder after the newborn survived.

A California McDonald's cashier has been arrested after cops say she gave birth at work before trying to flush the baby.

The San Mateo County District Attorney said 25-year-old Sarah Lockner was working as a cashier at the restaurant in Redwood City this week when she co-workers said she complained of stomach pains.

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A concerned co-worker discovered blood on the floor while checking on the 25-year-old, prosecutors said.

After Lockner blamed the blood on a heavy period, prosecutors say a second co-worker opened the bathroom door to a horrifying sight: "a newborn baby face down in the toilet bowl," prosecutors allege.

The co-worker called 911 and when authorities arrived, the baby was in Lockner’s arms, but the newborn wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Paramedics performed CPR and rushed the baby to a hospital.

While the infant was resuscitated and is in stable condition, doctors are yet to determine whether the child suffered brain damage.

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Lockner told authorities she didn’t know she was pregnant, prosecutors said. 

In addition to the attempted murder charge, Lockner faces a felony child abuse charge and one charge of great bodily injury.

She is scheduled to be arraigned in San Mateo County court on Sept. 18 and is being held on $11 million bail.

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