Grandmother charged with dumping son’s baby at firehouse

A Chicago grandmother claimed she discovered a crying newborn abandoned in the trash — but her story unraveled when it was revealed the baby actually belonged to her teenage son, according to a report.

Karla Antimo, 37, allegedly knew the baby boy was her grandson when she brought him “cold as concrete” Tuesday to the firehouse, claiming she heard his cries while parking her car, news station WBBM reported.

Prosecutors said Antimo received a call earlier in the day from her 17-year-old son with shocking news: His 16-year-old girlfriend had given birth in the bathroom and the child was now dead.

Antimo drove to pick up her son — and he got in the car carrying the baby inside a shopping bag, the Chicago Tribune reported.

While they were driving, she realized the infant was still alive after he made a noise. So Antimo dropped her son off, then brought the baby to the firehouse, claiming she discovered the newborn in the nearby alley, according to the newspaper.

Firefighters said the baby wasn’t breathing and brought him to the hospital, where he now remains in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Antimo’s son and his girlfriend are charged with attempted murder. Their identities haven’t been released because they’re minors.

Meanwhile, Antimo faces felony charges of disorderly conduct.

Police said they’re still investigating the events that nearly led to the baby’s death.

“This incident could have been handled differently, especially when the grandmother got involved, because she’s not a child. She’s not a teenager,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. “At least she did have the wherewithal though to take the baby to a firehouse.”

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