24-year-old Alesia Medeiros of Bismarck, North Dakota wasn't supposed to give birth for six weeks. But on Thursday, she went into labor in a Walmart PARKING LOT while she was waiting for her fiancé's mom to finish shopping.
Luckily someone heard her and called 911. Then a Walmart manager named Derrick Orr got a call for a "code white", which means someone needs medical attention.
So he went out to the parking lot, saw Alesia, and ran back into the store to get rubber gloves. Meanwhile, other shoppers were talking to 911 and taking care of Alesia's three-year-old son, who was sitting in her truck.
Once Derrick got back with the gloves, he delivered the baby . . . then tied off the umbilical cord with his SHOELACE. Alesia says she was mostly EMBARRASSED, and couldn't believe she was giving birth at Walmart.
But she and the baby are doing fine. And even though the kid was just 4 pounds 14 ounces, she's decided to name him DIESEL. Also, Alesia and the baby already have something in common, because Thursday happened to be HER birthday too.
Meanwhile, Alesia's future mother-in-law missed the whole thing. . . . because she was standing in the checkout line. (Billings Gazette / Bismark Tribune)