"Call The Cops": Abused Woman Held Captive By Boyfriend Slips Note To Veterinary Employee

Date May 29, 2018 16:47

On average, around 20 people per minute are physically abused by their partners in the US alone. It’s a horrible situation to be in, but unfortunately, it happens more often than one would want.

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And a recent case only proves it. A 28-year-old woman left a note pleading for help at a local animal hospital in an attempt to escape from her abusive boyfriend. She arrived there with him and their dog on Friday.

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The woman said she had been held captive for two days at gunpoint by her 39-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd. She convinced him that their dog was sick and needed help, and when they arrived at the animal hospital, she slipped a note to a staff member. According to police, the woman was visibly beaten up.

The police released a statement, saying:

Floyd repeatedly battered her on Wednesday night, threatened her at gunpoint, and physically prevented her from leaving their home.

When the couple arrived at the hospital, she asked to use the bathroom, then slipped a note to the hospital employee. The note said:

Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know.

The staff member acted quickly and called the police. Jeremy Floyd was arrested at the hospital.

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If you ever find yourself in the situation like that, there is another way to notify people that you are in trouble. The Black Dot Campaign started on Facebook earlier this month. According to it, domestic violence victims should draw a black dot on the palm of their hands to alert others to their situation. The aim of the campaign is to enable victims who can’t ask for help verbally, to ask for help with a black dot.


According to The Black Dot Campaign’s page, many people are able to recognize a person with a black dot on their palm who needs help but can’t ask for it, including doctors and community center workers.

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