The 17-year-old that was carrying the dead fetus was Tiona Rodriguez. Rodriguez was with another 17-year-old girl when a security guard noticed that they were stealing lingerie and called police. The guard took the two girls to a back room to wait for police. As the police were handcuffing the girls, store security guards found the dead fetus in one of the girls’ bags. Rodriguez told the police that she had a miscarriage the day before and didn’t know what to do with the fetus. An autopsy will be performed to confirm her story. Conflicting reports claim that Rodriguez was anywhere from six and a half months pregnant to being close to full term. The teen is already a mother of a two-year-old boy and currently lives with her mother and the boy. Rodriguez was taken to Bellevue Hospital to be examined, reports The New York Daily News.
The two girls were arrested on charges of petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, but they could face more charges depending on the results of the autopsy.