First responders help deliver small fry in McDonald’s parking lot

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GERMANTOWN, Wis.-- Wisconsin family welcomed a new baby boy, who is healthy and happy, despite the fact that the baby's father had to pull over and deliver the little guy himself with some help from first responders.

The call to officials came in shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday. A woman was having a baby in her vehicle parked at the McDonald's in Germantown.

Mom wasn't going to make it to the hospital, so dad called 911, but before anyone could get there, the baby was born. First responders arrived to help within seconds.

Baby boy Damien now joins his 2-year-old brother, Caleb. Their parents spoke with FOX6 News Tuesday afternoon about their new bundle of joy.

"Basically, she just told us it wasn't going to wait for the hospital. She said we should pull over, so we pulled over and it was pretty quick. I got to the other side of the car and baby was already coming out. He came out. He wasn't waiting for anybody," said dad Andrew Zignego, who had lots of praise for the paramedics.

"I'm the one that essentially is going to be helping the mother after the birth of her child and making sure the mother and the baby are doing well," said Robert Asmondy with the Germantown Fire Department.

"You're actually bringing a new life into the world," said Germantown Fire Chief Gary Weiss.

Baby Damien will hear stories about how he didn't wait for the drive to the hospital, but instead chose the drive thru.

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