PAYSON, Utah, Oct. 11 (UPI) — Employees at a Utah Walmart said a woman who went into labor at checkout insisted on paying for her items before having her baby inside the store.
Workers at the Payson Walmart said the woman was in line with her husband at register 11 Sunday morning when she started experiencing stomach pain and asked a manager to call 911.
“The funny thing is that the customer was down on her knees and she insisted on paying for her merchandise and we’re like, ‘You know that’s just not important.’ You know, we were going to take care of her on it,” store manager Dustin Haight told KSTU-TV.
“Literally right after she paid for her merchandise, they rolled her over and she began to give birth,” Haight said.
Walmart employees and customers helped the woman with the delivery, which was completed before EMTs arrived on the scene.
“By the time the EMTs got here she had paid for her merchandise and had a baby,” Haight said. “In about 15 minutes we went from having a little bit of stomach problem to delivering a baby.”
The manager said the experience is one employees will never forget.
“I think we’ve renamed it register baby — so whenever we call for help on register 11 it will be now register baby,” Haight said.
He said the store is eager to help the family.
“So we’re gonna buy her a whole bunch of goods like diapers and formula, that type stuff when the mother comes in so, and this time we won’t make her pay,” Haight said