Teen had dead baby in bag while shopping at a Manhattan Victoria’s Secret
Tiona Rodriguez, 17, was suspected of shoplifting at a Manhattan Victoria’s Secret when she and her friend, Francis Estevez, also 17, were apprehended by a security guard at the 34th Street location in Herald Square on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. The stench of death reeked from a black plastic bag she was carrying at the lingerie retailer. When the guard looked inside, to his horror, he found a dead baby boy. Rodriguez admitted to miscarrying the day before.
Rodriguez initially told authorities that she was six months pregnant and delivered a stillborn. An autopsy shows the baby was full term and Brooklyn, N.Y., resident allegedly lied. At press time, she was only charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property and was being evaluated at Bellevue Hospital. She also has a toddler son.