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McDonald’s Employee Who Tried Flushing Newborn Down Toilet at Work Gave Birth in Bathroom 3 Years Before: DA

The Bay Area McDonald's employee who allegedly tried flushing her newborn baby down a toilet at the fast-food restaurant this month had also given birth to a child in her bathroom at home three years earlier, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office confirmed Monday.

Prosecutors said the 25-year-old Sara Lockner on Labor Day delivered the baby in a bathroom stall while working the night shift at a McDonald's in Redwood City. Lockner later told authorities she did not realize she was pregnant.

Lockner was reportedly going to the bathroom frequently due to "stomach pain" before a co-worker found blood all over the restroom stall. She attributed it to a heavy menstrual cycle, prosecutors said.

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe on Monday said the child is alive and stable, but at this point there is no determination or prognosis of brain damage.

Wagstaffe said the baby was not breathing and had no pulse when police arrived at the restaurant. Officers immediately performed CPR and the baby was rushed to Stanford Hospital, according to Wagstaffe.

Lockner has one other child. The child was delivered three years ago in her home bathroom, Wagstaffe said, adding there was nothing illegal about the delivery.

Lockner has been jailed on $11 million bail and has also been charged with one count of assault on a child becoming paralyzed. Her attorney is Jonathan MCdougall.

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