After including a rescue note on a meal delivery order, a woman who had been kidnapped was saved.
The Chipper Truck Cafe, a 24-hour restaurant in Yonkers, north of Manhattan, got an online order on Sunday at about 5 am including a note in the “additional instructions” that said, “Please call police,” according to the owner, who spoke to Inside Edition Digital.
It also wrote to “please don’t make it obvious” when bringing the police to help.
The Yonkers, New York, restaurant’s staff was unsure about what to do; however, the owner believed it would be best if they called the police just to be safe.
According to the New York City Police Department, officers arrived on the site at around 6:20 in the morning.
Here’s what the restaurant wrote on its Facebook page:
“Our staff responded immediately and called the police and she got saved. I’ve often heard of this happening but never thought it would happen to us. Thankfully we were open and able to help her. A big Thank you to the Police for their fast response.”
A 24-year-old woman used Grubhub to contact police while she was allegedly being held hostage in the Bronx over the weekend, according to a criminal complaint. https://t.co/cGF201l3ci
— CNN (@CNN) June 23, 2022
On allegations of rape, strangulation, criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment, menacing, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and sexual abuse, the suspect, Kemoy Royal, was taken into custody.
The police report said that the victim is 24 years old.
On June 15, Royal is also charged with attempting to rape a 26-year-old. In connection with that case, he is accused of attempted rape, sexual abuse, and assault.
The suspect is being held on a $25,000 bail. Online records show he’s set to appear in court on Friday.
The cafe workers were happy that they “were able to help somebody”.
The owner said:
“Thankfully, the girls paid attention. We always watch the notes because we don’t want to make mistakes on customers’ orders.”
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