Things have changed in the last 30 years in the dating world. Before online dating, most people met up with people they or a friend already knew. However, over the past decade or so most people meet up through an online service.
A young woman in the Bronx, New York, had been talking to a man online for many months and she finally decided to meet him.
It couldn’t have gone worse.
The 32-year-old man held the 24-year-old woman hostage inside her own home cutting her off from the outside world.
Early one morning, after being held hostage for hours she was able to convince the man to give her back her phone so she could order food.
That was when she placed an order for a breakfast sandwich and a burger at Chipper Truck Cafe in Yonkers through GrubHub. Using the note feature she typed a hasty urgent plea.
“[P]lease call the police his going to call me when u delivered come with the cones please don’t make it obvious,” the note read.
Despite the typos, the employees at the Chipper Truck Cafe got the message and notified the police immediately.
“They’d seen the note on the order, and they called my husband, saying ‘what should we do,’ and he was like, ‘call the police, can’t take any risks, better be safe than sorry,’” the manager’s wife, Alice Bermejo, who co-owns the business with her husband, told WABC-TV.
“She was basically saying … to bring the police with the delivery.”
A short time later, there was a knock at the door and when the man went to open it he was met face-to-face with police.
The 32-year-old man was identified as Kemoy Royal and he is facing many numerous charges and is a suspect in a similar incident according to WABC.