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Police: McDonald's employee tried to flush her newborn down a toilet

Posted at 10:56 PM, Sep 13, 2017

A 25-year-old California woman is accused of trying to flush her newborn baby down a toilet at a fast food restaurant where she was employed, KRON-TV reported

Sarah Lockner is held on an $11 million bail and faces charges of attempted murder and inflicting great bodily harm to a child.

According to an account of the incident given to KRON, Lockner, who is a cashier at a McDonald's in Redwood City, California, went to the restroom several times on Sept. 4, complaining of stomach pains. When a co-worker checked on Lockner in the restroom, they found blood on the floor.


Another co-worker who was checking on Lockner claimed they saw the newborn face down in a toilet with Lockner's hand on the baby's back. The co-worker claimed that Lockner then flushed the toilet and asked the witness not to report the incident. 

Police later on arrived at the McDonald's and discovered the baby was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The baby has since been able to breathe on their own.