A UPS driver called police after making a scheduled stop on his route and ended up saving a woman's life.
According to court documents obtained by CNN, a Robertsville, Missouri woman was being held captive and tortured by her husband, 33-year-old James Tyler Jordan, in their home for at least 15 hours. In that time, he "refused to let her leave, punched and slapped her, forced her to strip and sexually assaulted her."
Terrifying. Fortunately, the couple had previously scheduled a pickup by UPS, and he came just in time. The woman said Jordan was "holding a gun to her head and threatening to kill her, then himself," when the UPS driver arrived.
Instead of ignoring the door, the husband had his wife talk to the driver while he held a gun to her back. She clearly wasn't able to explain what was happening to the driver, so she scrawled "Call 911" on the package instead. This move saved her life.
The driver saw the note, called the cops, and a SWAT team arrived and somehow managed to remove Jordan from the home peacefully.
As if that story isn't crazy enough, the wife wasn't the only victim. Police also found a 3-year-old child in the home who had been locked in a room without food or water for 15 hours. The court documents don't state whether the 3-year-old was the couple's child, but one thing we know for sure is that whatever was happening in the house was incredibly traumatic and way out of the ordinary.
Jordan is charged with domestic assault, sodomy without consent, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
The driver, of course, is a hero. And this provides a great lesson: if you ever feel unsafe, schedule a delivery.