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Woman slips note to veterinary staff pleading for rescue from boyfriend

28 May, 2018, 18:37 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

A woman has handed a note to staff at a vet, claiming her boyfriend was holding her at gunpoint and threatening her life.

"Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me", the note read.

After spending all day Thursday in bed due to a head injury, finally Friday afternoon the woman convinced her boyfriend to let her bring their dog to DeLand Animal Hospital - he insisted on accompanying her, armed with a loaded handgun.

The worker quietly alerted the authorities, who showed up, seized the gun, and cuffed Floyd, officials said.

Police were summoned to the animal hospital where they arrested Floyd. "Please don't let him know", the hand-written note said, according to ABC news.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Laura Williams identified the man as Jeremy Floyd, 39.

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Reichle told authorities her ordeal began Wednesday when Floyd allegedly threatened her at gunpoint and physically prevented her from leaving. He'd also threatened to kill her family. One of the bullets passed through the drywall and into another room.

Floyd, 39, insisted on going with her and on the vehicle ride over he pointed a loaded gun at her and threaten to kill her and her family, according to the report.

The vet then called police who responded and and arrested Floyd.

The victim was treated at Florida Hospital DeLand for various injuries, including head trauma, bruises and a black eye.

Floyd is being held without bond at the Volusia County Jail.

Floyd was detained at DeLand Animal Hospital and charged with false imprisonment, battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to records from the Volusia County Correctional Facility.

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