LOS ANGELES (AP) - This was not your typical traffic stop.
Two Los Angeles police officers pulled over a speeding car early Sunday to find a woman about to give birth and a frantic man behind the wheels.
Police said officers Maraea Toomalatai and Brian Armendariz escorted the couple to a downtown hospital.
When they arrived at the hospital, one officer alerted the medical staff. But before doctors could get to the mother-to-be, she gave birth to a healthy boy with the assistance of the other officer.
"Messiah Tindley was born on Mother's Day, inside the vehicle escorted by LAPD officers," the police department said in a statement.
Police later issued a photo of the newborn inside the hospital with his beaming parents — Sasha Murphy and Mohammed Tindley — and the equally beaming officers.
The statement praised Toomalatai and Armendariz for their "quick thinking, compassion, reasoning, and loving character."