Police officer meets baby he helped deliver at local Walmart

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City police officer reunited Thursday with a baby he helped deliver at a local Walmart last week.

Marsheanna Clark was in line at the Walmart at 4200 Blue Ridge Boulevard around 7 p.m. Saturday when her water broke. She went outside to wait for her mom to take her to the hospital -- but the baby had other plans.

"You can't do nothing but go with the flow, so I had to push," Clark said with a laugh. "We couldn't make it to the hospital, so she had to come. You can't keep them in there."

The 20-year-old said she was kept calm by Officer Matt Phelps, who took control of the situation while he was working as off-duty security at the store.

"He just came out of nowhere, like 'Okay, what's going on ... we've got to clear the scene,'" Clark said. "It wasn't as embarrassing as I thought it would be."

Phelps said he was just glad to be in the right place at the right time.

"It was important to make sure she was comfortable in an otherwise awkward and uncomfortable situation," he said.

It looks like he did a good job; little Marshayla was born only eight minutes after Phelps came to Clark's aid. The baby girl weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces and is perfectly healthy.

Marshayla is Clark's second child.

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