Cops Arrest Teen for Shoplifting & Find Disturbing Evidence of Her Recent Miscarriage

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fetus shopping bagWhen police officers showed up at a New York City Victoria's Secret store Thursday afternoon, they thought they were going to deal with two teenage girls shoplifting. What they got, though, was something much, much more horrifying. Instead of lingerie in the shopping bag of Tina Rodriguez, it was a fetus. Yes, a dead baby was found inside the shopper's bag, which security personnel were tipped off to by the strong odor. Rodriguez told police she had a miscarriage on Wednesday and "didn't know what to do with it."

Let me get this straight. The teenager, whose friends and family had no clue she was pregnant, had a miscarriage at her friend's home -- or so that's what police currently believe. Then, instead of going to the hospital, she headed into Manhattan where she continued to shoplift with her girlfriend, tossing the stolen items on top of the baby in a black plastic bag and other clothing.

This ... this is horrifying. The kicker? She's already a mother to one young son.

I don't understand how a person could do this. This woman had a miscarriage, did not seek any medical attention, and then carried her child around like that. Something just isn't right here. And considering Rodriguez is a MOTHER, it makes me wonder about her abilities to make good choices. Is she responsible enough to take CARE of that child too?! It's frightening. It's devastating. That poor baby -- just gone. That poor woman, losing her child.

Rodriguez was removed from the store in a wheelchair and taken to a local hospital while her friend was taken to a NYC precinct for questioning. The two were charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

There's no doubt in my mind that this mother is going through a lot of things mentally right now. All I can do is pray that she seeks help, not just for her sake, but for that of her other child.

Are you absolutely horrified by this story?


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Jespren Jespren

NOT A MISCARRIAGE. Way to jump the gun on the story. Autopsy report says full term baby born alive and then later sufficated. 'Mom' murdered her new baby.

work4... work4mickey

Early reports refered to it as a fetus, and given that apparently no one was aware she was even pregnant, given the info available at the time, it was reasonable to assume it hadn't been full term. News reports seemed to sugest miscarriage and early on, in no way implied that it might be a full term baby.

Lucky... Lucky2BaMomof2

Yeah. Autopsy retort said full term and she suffocated her baby..

That security guy is gonna need some serious therapy

Tendr... TendrelovinMaMa

I pray that her other child gets taken from her. How in peace little angel.

crunc... crunchymomma87

I don't understand why people refuse to take a child to a hospital to be placed for adoption. When is killing a child ever the answer? This makes me so sad. 

nonmember avatar KEL

Also, her name is TIONA not Tina. Do these journalists not even read the articles they cite?

adopt... adoption2013

I understood that this was a live birth and that the baby was killed.  She's obviously nuts and the other child needs to be placed elsewhere.

Erin Higgins

well, for one, she's a TEENAGER, already has one child, and got pregnant with another. Obviously there is something wrong with her mentally, and I'm not saying that based on what she did with her miscarried fetus. Where are her parents?! Why aren't they making sure their daughter is being responsible with not only her child, but her own health as well? She should have been put on birth control, seeing as she is a child herself having children. Way to be a parent, mom and/or dad!

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