After receiving an online food order with additional instructions asking for help, a New York restaurant called the police and saved a woman who was being held hostage.
The Chipper Truck Cafe in Yonkers, North of Manhattan, is a restaurant open 24 hours a day, and they received an online order on Sunday at around 5 am that said please call the police, according to Alice Bermejo, owner of Inside Edition Digital.
The plea was included in the additional instructions section of the order. Please don't make it obvious, the message said.
Ms Barmejo said that staff at the Irish eatery called her husband to ask for advice. He told them to call the police.
Ms Barmejo said it was a strange message because you could see that it was written in a hurry. It wasn't correct. We could see that it was someone in distress. The message prompted the arrest of 32-year-old Kemoy Royal in the Bronx. He was taken into custody on a number of charges, including rape, unlawful imprisonment and assault, according to the NYPD.
The suspect is being held on $25,000 bail. He is going to appear in court on Friday, according to online records.
Ms Bermejo said that the girls paid attention. We don't want to make mistakes on customers' orders, which is why we always watch the notes. She added to Inside Edition that she thinks the victim could have told him, listen, I m hungry. The cafe owner said that she was thinking like I can send a message I just can't believe that it happened. She said the cafe later received a message from a friend of the 24 year-old woman to thank them and let them know that she was safe.
Ms Barmejo said cafe workers were happy that they were able to help someone The Independent contacted, despite the fact that they had contacted Grubhub.