UPS Driver Sees ‘Call 911’ Written On Package, Helps Rescue Mom Being Held Captive Inside
What started as a normal day on the job took a dramatic turn for one UPS driver when he picked up a package with the words "contact 911" scrawled on the box.
When Kenneth "Robbie" Belew, a UPS driver with 10 years of experience, picked up the package on his route in Robertsville, Missouri, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. A woman answered the door, handed him the box, and went back into the house.
At first, when the driver noticed the message written on the package, he thought it was a joke. Fortunately, the driver trusted his instincts and called the police.
The police arrived at the home and eventually ended a situation that could easily have ended in tragedy. The homeowner, 33-year-old James Jordan, was holding his wife against her will for more than 15 hours while their 3-year-old son was locked in a bedroom without food or water.
For reasons unknown, Jordan spent 15 hours terrorizing his wife and child. He told his wife he was going to kill her before committing suicide.
When the woman tried to escape, Jordan dragged her back into the house by her hair.
Jordan physically attacked his wife multiple times while he held his family hostage. He was brazen enough to stand out of sight when the UPS driver was at the door, threatening his wife with a handgun.
When the police discovered Jordan, who had access to a handgun and rifles, had a history of assault arrests, they called in a SWAT team.
The SWAT team was able to remove the woman and child from the home before arresting James Jordan.
James Jordan was taken into custody and charged with sodomy, unlawful use of a weapon, felonious restraint, domestic violence and endangering the welfare of a child.
If it wasn't for the woman's quick thinking and the actions of the UPS driver, this story could have had a much different ending.
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