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Baby boy born in front of Alexandria gas station

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Grandma Maria Sierra was in the driver seat with a car load of people. 26-year-old Kenya Sierra was about to give birth in the front passenger seat on the way to the hospital.

"I told my mom probably not going to make it," Kenya Sierra said. 

It was chaos in the car, baby Joshua was waiting for no one.

Alexandria Officer Michael Garcia followed the erratic driver. He pulled over what he suspected was a drunk driver at the Exxon Station in the 2800 block of Duke Street but instead found mom well into labor.

"I feel his head coming out, I can't, I can't. I was just worried about the baby," Kenya Sierra said.

Less than one minute after she was pulled over, baby Joshua was born.

"I feel so happy I was glad God helped me. God sent him like an angel. I want to say thank you," Kenya Sierra said.

Dave Mahmood, who works at the Exxon Station, missed all the excitement.

"Congratulations I just wish I was here to see it. I'm so happy for the family. It's a blessing," Mahmood said. 

The unexpected delivery is a highlight in officer Garcia's young career at the Alexandria Police Department.

Joshua weighed in at six pounds and 15-ounces.  His two older sisters, three and six years old. They didn't seem worried, just excited about the new baby.

Mom prayed baby Joshua wouldn't come during the blizzard. He listened, sort of, he had something else in mind for an adventure.

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