A UPS driver rescued a woman being held captive in her home after reporting her plea for help, scrawled on a package, to the police.
Franklin County Sheriff's Department Sergeant T.J. Wild told KMOV the driver "made a huge difference" in saving the woman’s life.
James Jordan, 33, of Robertsville, Missouri, reportedly trapped his wife within their home for 15 hours on Dec. 6, and dragged her back into the house by the hair when she tried to escape. Jordan allegedly proceeded to beat his wife, put a gun to her head and threaten to kill her, all whilst their 3-year-old child was locked inside a room in the home.
An unnamed UPS driver greeted Jordan’s wife at the front door of the home on Dec. 6, who had written “contact 911” on a package for pick up. The driver left the home and called the authorities, who issued a SWAT team to arrest Jordan later that day.
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UPS officials thanked the driver for his quick response, telling the New York Post the local hero “instinctively did the right thing.”
“We are grateful this UPS driver with more than a decade of service followed protocol when he saw a customer in distress and contacted authorities after he saw her message to contact 9-1-1,” UPS declared in a statement. “Our drivers are very familiar with their routes, and are trained to be aware of their surroundings and respond to requests for assistance.”
Authorities charged James Jordan with domestic assault, sodomy, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. His bond is set at $100,000 cash, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office Facebook.