The suspected teenage shoplifter found with a dead fetus in a plastic bag while allegedly stealing lingerie at Victoria’s Secret has been named.
The 17-year-old, who has a two-year-old son, was taken to hospital after a security guard discovered the fetus of a boy when he searched her bags in Manhattan at about 1.30pm today.
The teenager, named as Tiona Rodriguez, told police she had a miscarriage the day before and had put the remains in her bag because she didn’t know what to do.
A police source told the Daily News Tiona had been about six and a half months pregnant when she miscarried.
‘She said she didn’t know what to do,’ the source said.
On her Facebook page late on Wednesday night, the teenager had complained about period cramps.
After the security guard discovered the fetus, wrapped in a clothes and a black bag, and allegedly with items stolen from Victoria’s Secret on top, the 17-year-old from Brooklyn was taken to hospital.
A few hours later the fetus was removed by Medical Examiner’s Office workers, who also removed other bags of potential evidence.
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