Woman arrested after giving birth to baby while smoking crack

Posted at 11:20 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 11:49:00-04

A Florida woman is in jail after police say she gave birth to a child at a home while smoking crack-cocaine.

Arrest records show 24-year-old Katrina Kegelman of Clearwater, Florida now faces a child neglect charge.

The report shows she gave birth to the child on Sunday on a back patio and hid the baby in the backyard.

When her friend noticed blood on her pants she asked the Kegelman where the baby was and Kegelman pleaded with her not to dial 911.

Fire rescue arrived at the home where Kegelman at first wouldn't say where the baby was, but eventually pointed towards the backyard. 

Officials say the baby survived and is now at a hospital. 

Kegelman was also taken to a hospital after giving birth and was arrested Wednesday after admitting to the incident.

Records show she bonded out of jail early Thursday morning.