NEW YORK (PIX11)—In the most critical moments of a newborn baby's life, a Brooklyn woman simply abandoned her child, according to police.
In a frantic 911 call released to PIX 11, an anonymous caller tells a dispatcher, "The baby is probably days old and the umbilical cord is tied with shoe string. The baby is going to die out here on the street."
"She picked up the baby and said, here I don't want her. You could have her," said Romero.
Romero said she knows Muhammed from the neighborhood, but not well enough for Muhammad to leave her baby and take off.
"The umbilical cord was just wrapped around her. I got scared and I closed the blanket and i went outside to tell her she has to do something about this, but she left.
Carl Gandolfo, Terrence Lau and Jamaal Shaabazz were the paramedics on duty that night.
The three and Romero are credited with saving the baby's life. Gandolfo, a parent himself, was choked up and shaken up as he recalled how close they were losing this new life.
"I have a 15 month old of my own at home. it definitely hits home when you get a pediatric call, especially when you find out you have a newborn who's not breathing, that's blue. You want to do everything you can," said Gandolfo.