A Florida sheriff's deputy pulled over a car for speeding early Wednesday morning, but instead of writing a speeding ticket, he ended up helping deliver a baby, Fox News reported.
Collier County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Pounds witnessed a car going 63 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone at about 4:30 a.m. Pounds pursued the vehicle and pulled it over, and that's when he found out there was a good reason for the traffic violation — the driver's wife was in labor and they were rushing to the hospital.
"There's a baby coming out, look, look, look, baby is coming out," the man is heard saying on dash cam video. "That's the reason why I am speeding, officer."
The couple might not have even made it to the hospital, based on what happened next. during the traffic stop, the baby's head was crowning. So, it was up to Pounds to handle the situation.
Pounds called EMS for backup, then went to his car and grabbed some gloves and a sterile blanket. The dash cam video records Pounds returning to the couple's vehicle, then the baby's cry is heard.
"Congratulations, you got a little girl," Pounds says on the video.
Pounds made sure the mother and baby were okay, then EMS arrived and cut the umbilical cord and transported the family to the hospital.
"This was definitely not your typical traffic stop," Pounds said. "In my 26 years as a law enforcement officer I never encountered a traffic stop where someone was giving birth. It was exciting. It was a bit nerve-racking, but I was happy to be the one to help these people have their child and I'm glad everything turned out OK."