Woman Gives Birth in Arena, Leaves Baby in Bathroom

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A custodian who helped rescue a baby abandoned in a toilet at a South Carolina arena says he hopes to
meet the infant some day.

Marco Calle (CALL'-yay) said Wednesday he was worried the baby left after a Friday night circus performance wouldn't survive.

Calle was part of a cleaning crew that found the baby with its feet in the water and head resting on the toilet rim at Greenville's Bi-Lo Center. Calle lifted the baby while his boss called 911. He says there was evidence a woman gave birth in the stall.

The woman accused of abandoning the baby, Jessica Blackham, has
been charged with abuse and neglect. Her mother told a judge that
her daughter didn't know she was pregnant and can't remember giving birth. The 6-pound boy is hospitalized in good condition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Drunk Tom Location: somewhere on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:28 PM
    There was evidence a "woman" gave birth in the stall, R- e- a- l-l- y . Was the BABY the evidence ? Don't women usually give birth to babies ?
  • by Kasey Location: Clemson, SC on Feb 10, 2011 at 01:16 PM
    I can't believe that. besides, he was feet first in the toilet. I mean, really?
  • by Jennifer on Feb 9, 2011 at 06:36 PM
    your that ridiculous to say you "didnt know you gave birth" and you went to the restroom, then after your excruciating pain and a plop in the toilet..... come on... your an idiot if you think people would believe that. i prey for that baby and pray for that woman to get HELP!
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