Cops Hold Pregnant Woman At Gunpoint For Speeding To Hospital
First, Iowa cops blew out her tires; then, they held her at gunpoint for speeding to the hospital to give birth.
Ben Kohnen told WHO-TV that when his wife, Rachel, went into labor with her fourth child on Tuesday, something was different.
[su_r_sky_ad]”She says, this is not like the others, this is happening right now,” Ben Kohnen explained.
He admitted that he was going about 30 miles over the speed limit when Manson Police officers tried to pull the couple over.
“He starts following me and he turns on his lights an my wife says we can’t pull over. The baby is coming now,” Ben Kohnen recalled.
Rachel Kohnen said that she told her husband not to stop.
“I think I was screaming, ‘ Oh dear God, we can’t have the baby in the car,’” she said.
The couple called 911, but acknowledged that it was probably difficult for dispatches to understand the expecting mother between contractions.
And as the couple approached the outskirts of Fort Dodge, officer were prepared to use force.
“They had thrown out the tire spikes and so all four tires, I run over those and all four tires go flat,” Ben Kohnen said.
The couple said that they were both forced to the ground and held at gunpoint.
“I was in the middle of the highway having contraction with guns pointed at me,” Rachel Kohnen noted.