Abducted Woman Phones 911 To Ask For "Boyfriend', Dispatcher Plays Along To Help Outsmart Her Attacker
Quick thinking and a perceptive 911 operator saved a woman's life. It's a story that can only be called a miracle, WBS TV reports.
Back in December of 2015, someone kidnapped a Georgia woman, took her to a parking lot, and attacked her. This woman's attacker wanted to take the assault a step further. He forced the woman to call her boyfriend with the intention of having him hear the entire attack over the phone.
Bizarre. Disturbing. Just plain horrible.
The victim's survival instincts kicked in. So, instead of placing that call to her boyfriend, she called 911 without letting her attacker know what she was doing
Deonte Smith, a senior 911 operator, was the one who took the call. With few words, he knew what she was trying to do and decided to play along with the ruse of being her "boyfriend". His thoughts while handling the call was for his mother, daughter, and sister.
Deonte knew he had to keep calm and professional despite how upsetting the call. It was critical for saving this woman's life. The 911 operator played the role of "boyfriend". He spoke with the attacker on the phone, trying to coax him to stop assaulting the woman. All the while, he was getting emergency services to the scene.
After everything was said and done, Deonte refused to call himself a hero. He thanked the victim for her quick thinking and untold bravery.
He also recognized it as divine intervention. Deonte was just about to go on break when the victim made the call to 911. If the call had come in just a few seconds after, he would have been off the floor. There was no one else on duty that night.
The attacker was arrested. He faces various charges including false imprisonment, rape, and obstruction.
Was it divine intervention that Deonte was there to talk her call? Would you have done the same if you were in Deonte's position? Let us know, and feel free to pass this along to your friends and family!