Victoria’s Secret ‘thief’ faces homicide charge

The dead baby boy found shoved in the bag of a Herald Square Victoria’s Secret shoplifting suspect died of asphyxiation soon after being born alive at full term, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Friday.

The grisly findings mean that the the baby’s mother, 17-year-old Tiona Rodriguez of Brooklyn, now faces homicide charges on top of the shoplifting rap she’d originally been busted on, a source said, as the teen awaited arraignment at Manhattan Criminal Court.

Rodriguez has a two-year-old son at home and has been in custody since Thursday afternoon, when a security guard stopped her as she allegedly looted lingerie from the flagship store at 34th Street and Broadway.

The guard held Rodriguez and her companion, Francis Estevez, until police came and made the horrific discovery by looking in the foul-smelling bag while they waited, a source said.

The boy’s tiny corpse was clean, as if he had been washed — or drowned, one source noted. But the smell emanating from it led cops to believe the baby had been dead for more than 24 hours.

A preliminary examination has determined that the boy had been born alive and found no signs of external trauma, sources said.

Rodriguez had told police that she had a miscarriage, a source said.

“She said she had the baby yesterday,” another source said. “She said it was not full-term. She said she didn’t know what to do with it.”

Rodriguez, who lives in the Marcy Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant, was taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation, and remained there Friday afternoon, sources said.

The gruesome news of the baby’s remains shocked shoppers at the chain store.

“It makes me feel sick. I don’t understand the thought process, to have a baby in a bag and then shoplift,” said Erit Maor, a 27-year-old graduate student from Forest Hills.

“I think it’s very strange that they didn’t shut down the store. I feel a level of disrespect,” she added.

Maor said it was business as usual in the store, adding that she didn’t even realize that the macabre discovery had taken place.

“You wouldn’t know anything had happened if you were in there. You would think it would look like a crime scene,” she said. “I’ve never heard of anything like this.”

Other stunned shoppers believed mental illness played a role.

“I think it’s crazy. It’s a newborn baby in a bag. I just had a baby a month ago and I’m shocked,” said Jazmin Barrett, 24, a hostess from The Bronx. “She needs some psychological help.”

Yvonne Sonera, 44, a student from Jamaica, Queens, agreed.

“That’s horrible. She must be going through a big depression. She’s not well,” Sonera said. “I’m surprised that could happen here with that many people around.”

Another shopper, Angelica Vera, 16, of Manhattan, said, “It’s kind of shocking. She didn’t do anything about it. She should have talked to her parents or gone to the hospital.”

0 thoughts on “BABY WAS BORN ALIVE!

  1. Mi can’t even understand people whe do dem tings here, but yuh know wha mi seh “When you have a sane mind, you CANNOT go into di mind of a mad person & try & figure out why dem do di tings dem do!” All dat ah go do is mek yuh turn mad too!!!

    She have to pay di price. Mi sorry fi her inna di jail doh cuz dem other mother dem in deh whe ah dead fi be with fi them pickney can’t & you go kill off fi yuh own!

    Nothing more than true she ah 17 & done have a 2 y/o already she just decide seh she caan manage 2 pickney! Why dem nuh like use birth control?????? Lawd Geezus!

      1. mi seh aftah mi gi birth…mi tink mi did sleep fi a gud 24 hr n mi cuddo moveeeee ow mi inna pain n dats wid painkillers suh how she a walk up n dung wid no pain medication?? My god soon come ooooooooo dats di onli explanation fi such strange happenings

        i want noe who she live wid caw a muss by harself

  2. smh I don’t even know where she get the strength to give birth then go shoplift.boy o boy everything ain’t for everybody .Lord watch over your people cause the devil is really hard at work.

  3. The most shocking is how she give birth and go teif, you know after you done have baby undaneath you is so tender you can hardly move and you feel so tired.
    she really mus did a goh through some depression after the first son and nobody nevah see that she did a mad, cause this is not a sane person.

    1. I want to know if a old iron mek dem upppppppp..full term baby she did that baby and after birth fall outa har so?

  4. there are obviously MULTIPLE issues. why is a 17 who is already a mother pregnant again. why was she pregnant at 15. Where are her parents, her family. something is totally wrong smh

  5. She isn’t “evil”, she is sick. An evil person would NOT have baited up themselves by carrying their own dead baby, in a bag on a tiefing spree! From the little that I have garnered, it’s obvious that the dead baby is in a better place. To be seventeen with a two year old, out stealing in Manhattan ( I presume) even WITHOUT a dead baby in a bag (born full term?!) means that this very young woman has not got sufficient adult supervision/guidance, anyway. Who the hell wasn’t around her to not notice that she was pregnant? Not the baby father, for sure! R.I.P, innocent baby. You were not meant to partake in this increasingly crazy world.

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