A 17-year-old girl was caught shopping at the Herald Square Victoria’s Secret with a dead baby in her bag Thursday afternoon, the NYPD says.
A security guard at the 34th Street store pulled aside the girl and her 17-year-old friend under suspicion of shoplifting about 1:30 p.m. The guard got a whiff of a strong odor coming from the girl’s bag and found the body when he looked inside. The baby didn’t have signs of trauma, sources said, but a medical examiner will determine how the child died.
The girl told police that she was about 6 months pregnant and miscarried the baby Wednesday. Police haven’t charged her with any crime in relation to the child, but she and her friend are both charged with petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.