DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit police responded to a felonious assault call in southwest Detroit. They arrested the suspect - then got another call and ended up delivering a baby on the front porch of a nearby house.
Meet baby Olympia Groesbeck. She made her grand entrance Friday morning.
Mom Katie Schoetzow had been in labor for nearly 24 hours. Nothing surprising; big brother Booker took longer than that. So mom and dad Gunnar, thought for sure the baby wasn't coming.
"Our midwife had gone home, we were planning on just sleeping through the night," Katie said. "And it hit us pretty hard."
They moved to the front porch because it got too hot inside the house and then the contractions got closer.
"I believe I said 'Hello, police!'" Katie said.
They called over officers waiting to transport their suspect
"The one woman police officer kind of asserted herself a little bit," Gunnar said.
"I think the guys were all too happy to hand it over to her," Katie said. "She got right in the middle of it. I think her bodycam caught most of it. That is going to be an interesting video to review.”
Needless to say they're not in a rush to watch it. Baby Olympia came into the world weighing six pounds, four ounces with one heck of a birth story.
"There's a page in the baby book that says who was present at your birth," Katie said. "Most say my grandma was there, my aunt, my midwife. Nope, that would be eight strangers in police uniforms helping you be born into this world."
Police Chief James Craig was more than pleased his officers go above and beyond the call of duty.
"It doesn't happen every day that a police officer gets to deliver a baby," Craig said. "Our female officer was actually the receiver of this new baby, a healthy baby girl, so we just want to applaud the officers for a job well done."