A Franklin County UPS driver made a stop at a lone house on the road in Robertsville, Missouri, in order to pick up a box. But when he looked at the side, he saw the scribbled words: “Contact 911.”
The driver had no idea what was going on, but assumed the woman who handed him the package must have needed help, and had no other access to it.
So he called 911.
The local sherrif’s office came to investigate, and what they found was horrifying.
The woman lived in this house with her husband James Jordan and her 3-year-old son. When the sheriff’s deputies first arrived to the house, the wife answered, but her husband came to the door and shut it on them refusing to cooperate.
So they returned with a SWAT team, and found that Jordan was armed, and had locked up the toddler in his room for 15 hours, with no food, and beat his wife.
The sheriff said the woman was abused in a number of ways, and Jordan even threatened her life while holding a handgun.
He was arrested and charged with a number of crimes.
Thanks to this one encounter, two lives were possibly saved. Officials commended the UPS driver, who had more than a decade of experience on the job, for his sense of duty and observation: He saw a customer in distress and made the right call.