Man Witnesses Miracle Of Childbirth While Handcuffed On The Hood Of His Car After Police Chase

Screencap from The Italian Job (2003)
Screencap from The Italian Job (2003)

What’s likely one of the more commonly fantasized excuses for a car chase was no excuse early New Year’s Day, as Carl Alewine witnessed the birth of his daughter handcuffed to the hood of his car after getting pulled over speeding to the hospital.

Alewine and Tiffani Von Glahn welcomed a baby girl, Anastasia, after getting involved in a car chase with police for going over 90 mph in Charleston, South Carolina early New Year’s Day, according to NBC4.

Here’s more from the NBC4:

The baby’s mother, Tiffani Von Glahn, says, “He was going about 90-95 and a police officer came up behind us to pull us over. And he was like, ‘Do you want me to stop?’ And I was like, ‘No don’t you stop’, because I felt her coming.”

Baby Anastasia’s parents were worried about not making it to the hospital in time because there was a chance of complications with the delivery.

Von Glahn says, “I was told she was a high risk pregnancy and the way she was sitting at the time, she would’ve gotten stuck and I would’ve had to have a C-section. So I was thinking there was no way I could have her naturally.”


Police treated the situation as a car chase, blocking off exits and swarming Alewine and Von Glahn’s car, bringing it to a stop in the middle of the interstate.

Alewine was put in handcuffs as a safety precaution, with police initially skeptical of the typical pregnant wife excuse. With Alewine watching from the hood of the car, police helped deliver the baby as fireworks shot off in the background. Alewine was eventually uncuffed, and luckily there were no complications with the birth.

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Tim the KNinja

Couldn’t this whole situation have been avoided had he called and informed the police in the first place?