New York, United States:
A New York woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted and held against her will used the food delivery app Grubhub to make a surreptitious plea for help that ultimately led to her rescue, according to media reports.
Citing local authorities, New York ABC affiliate WABC reported on Wednesday that the 24-year-old woman had her phone taken by her alleged 32-year-old captor after the assault, and could only get it back. asking to order food on the app.
In her order for a breakfast burger and sandwich, placed around 5 a.m. Sunday at the nearby Chipper Truck Cafe, the woman included the hastily typed instructions “please call the police…s ‘please don’t make it obvious’.
She also asked for officers to show up with the delivery, according to a copy of the receipt presented to WABC.
In an interview, restaurant co-owner Alice Bermejo told the outlet, “They had seen the note on the order and called my husband and said ‘What should we do? And he said, ‘Call the police.'”
Officers attended the address in the Eastchester neighborhood of the Bronx and arrested a 32-year-old man who is now charged with predatory sexual assault, rape, committing a criminal sex act and sexual abuse, a CNN reported, citing a police complaint.
The man was also linked to a separate sexual assault four days earlier and now faces additional charges of strangulation, sexual abuse and attempted criminal sex, according to the outlet.
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