Woman gives birth to surprise baby outside Delaware hotel

DEWEY BEACH, Del. (AP) -- - A 19-year-old who authorities say did not know she was pregnant gave birth outside a Delaware hotel.

Dewey Beach Police Sgt. Cliff Dempsey tells the News Journal that he got a call while on patrol Tuesday about a woman who was about to ride her bicycle home because she was feeling unwell, but instead gave birth in the parking garage of Hyatt Place.

Dempsey says the woman was holding the baby a few minutes later, before the pair was taken to the hospital. The mother has not been identified.

Dewey Mayor TJ Redefer said he was "overjoyed" to hear of the birth "after this crazy weekend of Memorial Day fun."

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