Jerry: I didn't count on my mechanic pulling a Mary Beth Whitehead, did I? Mary Beth Whitehead was thebiological mother involved in the famous 1986 "Baby M" kidnapping case. A Mr. and Mrs. Stern hired her to give birth to a baby using Mr. Stern's sperm. After she delivered and named the child, an allegedly suicidal Whitehead refused to give up the baby...instead she fled the state with the infant. Ultimately custody was granted to the Sterns, with Whitehead granted visitation rights.