NEWPORT BEACH — When she grows up, Piper Hunt's parents one day will have to tell her the story behind her birth certificate. It doesn't read like most.
Delivered by: Steve Martin. Place of birth: Pacific Coast Highway and Dover Drive in Newport Beach.
No, not Steve Martin, the actor, but Steve Martin, the nine-year paramedic for the Newport Beach Fire Department. The location, though, that's as accurate as it can be.
As Piper's parents learned, their 5-day old daughter, who was delivered on Monday, is a patient listener. But as with all babies, there is a limit and she reached hers in Newport Beach.
Piper's limit came at 11:28 a.m. Monday, when she couldn't wait any longer and was born in the passenger seat of a 1994 Toyota Highlander idling at the bus stop at Dover and Coast Highway.
"We joke about the fact we can't believe that we're those people," said Laguna Beach resident Brian Hunt, who was driving his wife, Megan, to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, when they had to pull over and deliver their daughter instead. "You kind of hear about these crazy stories of people having something like this happen to them."