New York, May 27 (ANI): A Bronx man has found just the right alibi to fight a parking ticket - the birth of his baby daughter in the backseat of his car.
The incident had happened as new father Orlando Caceres, 31, planned on dropping the kids off at school before taking his pregnant wife, Johanna Melo, 33, to see her doctor in Manhattan.
But as they were driving, his wife went into labour and before they could reach Bronx-Lebanon Hospital she delivered the baby inside the family's Chevrolet Astro.
"I didn't think I was going to make it to the hospital," the New York Daily News quoted Melo as saying.
"I was thinking, 'Oh, my God. I can't believe I'm going into labor'," she revealed.
Caceres drove up to the ambulance dock, where his wife jumped from the van clutching the newborn and screaming for help.
A pair of paramedics cut the umbilical cord on the street before mom and baby were brought inside.
Caceres then parked the car and joined them - but failed to slip enough quarters into the meter. He returned to find a parking ticket under the windshield for 35 dollars.
He is planning to fight the ticket and to take his wife and 7-pound, 12-ounce newborn daughter Miah along to help.
"I think we have a pretty good case," the still-beaming dad said after his hectic morning. (ANI)