Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Unusual Call

A woman came all the way from Germany to meet a man she met online.  The man took her cell phone and threatened her if he ran away from him.  She was kept essentially as a slave to him for a short while.  The woman was able to get to a computer and asked her ex-husband for help.  He called the police in North Carolina from Germany.  The police investigated and freed the woman.

This shows us an important thing to remember, that people can communicate all over the world and people travel easily from place to place.  It's easy to dismiss a phone call from another country about a strange activity in your jurisdiction.

In this case the police took the man seriously and investigated.  As a result they were able to free a captive woman.  They even used cadaver dogs to check for bodies, since the man told the woman he had killed some people.  Don't dismiss reports just because they come from an unusual source; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

...also, don't meet people from the internet.

Mike Creek said...

I met my wife on eHarmony. But certain precautions are in order when you meet strangers for the first time.