Kidnapped woman rescued after sending plea for help via Grubhub command | New York
A kidnapped woman was rescued on Sunday after she sent a note asking for help through the food service app Grubhub.
The New York woman sent an order to the Chipper Truck Cafe, a restaurant in Yonkers, New York, with a note asking restaurant workers to call the police.
“Please call the police, they will call me when you get the cones delivered, please don’t make it obvious,” the 24-year-old wrote in the “Additional Info” section. ” of his order.
A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page said the woman placed the order shortly after 5 a.m. Eastern Time.
“I’ve heard of this many times, but never thought it would happen to us,” the post read. “Fortunately, we were open and able to help him.”
Alice Bermejo, owner of the Chipper Truck Cafe, said when the order arrived restaurant workers were unsure if it was a prank, but were encouraged by her husband to call the police.
“The message came, the girls read it, and they called my husband to see what they needed to do,” Bermejo told CBS News. “He told them, let’s call the police, we can’t take any risks or chances.”
Police arrived at the delivery address at 6:20 a.m., NBC News reported, citing the New York Police Department, and were able to rescue the woman, who was taken to an area hospital.
The woman called the restaurant the next day, thanking the Chipper Truck Cafe team for their assistance.
“It’s crazy. You never think you’re going to be the person to do this or the situation is going to happen to you,” Alicia Berme told CBS.
The 32-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with multiple counts including attempted rape, assault and sexual abuse.
He is also accused of attempting to rape a second woman on June 15, NBC reports.