Earlier this month, a guy in Charlotte, North Carolina named Paul Dupree took his pregnant girlfriend Erin to the hospital to give birth. But her doctor said she wasn't far enough along, and sent her home.
Then later that day, Erin decided she definitely WAS far enough along. So they got back in the car. But about 15 minutes from the hospital, she realized she wasn't going to make it.
Luckily, Paul has been a paramedic for about 20 years, and he'd already helped deliver two babies. Because when he called 911, they told him he'd have to deliver the baby HIMSELF.
So he pulled over in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. Meanwhile, Erin was freaking out because she didn't want to give birth without painkillers. But within a few MINUTES, the baby was out.
Unfortunately the umbilical cord was wrapped around its neck, so Paul had to untangle it. Then he didn't have any way to cut it . . . so he tied it off with one of his SHOELACES.
Paramedics got there right afterward, and the baby is fine. Her name is Harper Lynn, and Erin says she's actually HAPPY Paul was the one who delivered her. In fact, they're going to hold on to the shoelace as a memento. (UPI / ABC News / WSOCTV)