Polly McCourtA laboring woman and her doorman were trying to hail a cab to take her to the hospital on Monday, but as anyone knows, getting a cab in New York is a complete crap shoot. Eventually, Polly McCourt's doorman, Anton Rudovic, managed to flag down a free taxi for her, but before she could get into the car, an impatient woman cut in front of her and stole it. Yes, you read that correctly: A woman stole a cab from a woman who was in labor. Actually, the baby was crowning at that very moment. Only in New York!
Knowing that she wouldn't make it to the hospital on time, McCourt sat down on the sidewalk and prepared herself to give birth right then and there. According to reports, Mr. Rudovic got down on the ground and supported Polly's back, and female bystanders held the baby's head as it came out. The newborn, which is Polly's third child, arrived in under five minutes, and shortly after, people rushed over to give their scarves and coats to wrap the baby since it was in the mid-30s! One Good Samaritan, who gave the baby her coat, had such an impact on Polly that she actually named her daughter after her. Originally, the baby girl's name was supposed to be Ila Polly, but they changed it to Ila Isabelle after the birth.