Detroit police were finishing up a call for a felonious assault when a woman in labor flagged them down from her porch nearby. Katie Schoetzow had been in labor for nearly 24 hours and had sent her midwife home, expecting that her baby would not come until the next morning, Fox 2 Detroit reported.
“Our midwife had gone home, we were planning on just sleeping through the night,” Schoetzow, whose first child’s birth took even longer, told the news outlet. “And it hit us pretty hard.”
Schoetzow and her partner, Gunnar, had moved to their front porch after it grew too hot inside the house, and called over to the officers who were headed back to their patrol cars.