RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- Lyon Judah Garcia wasn't due for another three weeks when Taina Peralta's water suddenly broke in her and Tito Garcia's Ridgefield Park apartment.
Garcia ran to the bathroom to get ready after his wife woke him at 1:45 a.m. Friday.He came out moments later to find her leaning against a wall.
"He's coming right now!" she shouted.
"What?!" an anxious Garcia shouted. "Don't do this to me!"
"His head is coming out!" his wife yelled.
Garcia dialed 911.Moments later, a trio of Ridgefield Park police officers needed only a minute to complete a special delivery there in the home -- all six pounds, 13 ounces and 19 inches of him -- "the same measurements as when I was born," Garcia said. "What are the chances of that?"
Lyon Judah -- a name of royalty regarded as a reference to Jesus among Christians -- is Garcia's first child. Peralta also has another.
The couple invited Officers Brad Gilmoure and Kenneth Knebl and Sgt. Justin Tress back to show their appreciation with a plaque they had made (see video above).
"I'm so grateful," Garcia said. "The Lord blessed me with an amazing wife and stepson that I love and care for as my own -- to now my very own son.
"Everybody's great," he told Daily Voice Wednesday morning. "We're blessed....It was definitely a miracle."
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