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It is true that anybody can be a hero. All it takes is a combination of circumstances, courage, and good fortune. Of course the news in general can be quite grim. Indeed political news, in particular, can be especially grim. Well, here is a brief reprieve.
It has just been reported that a UPS delivery driver was working his normal day, and he, predictably picked up a package. So, he immediately noticed a note that was scribbled on it. That was when things got interesting.
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Now, a toddler and his mother have been rescued from a living nightmare, thanks to the delivery man.
James Jordan won’t be receiving any Father or Husband of the Year awards after what the 33-year-old Missouri man did to his wife and their 3-year-old son. What the two were forced to endure was nothing short of a nightmare. But, thanks to an observant UPS delivery driver, Jordan got to face the music for being a monster after his wife and son were freed from the hell he put them in.
The horrific ordeal began when Jordan locked his 3-year-old son in a room without food or water, where the child was forced to remain for 15 long hours, according to CBS. His father then turned his attention to the boy’s mother. One can only imagine what the child heard as Jordan viciously abused the woman, holding her captive in their own home near Robertsville.
Not only was his wife prevented from leaving the house, but James Jordan also took her phone as he held her prison and beat her, according to KMOV.
She was punched, slapped, and even forced to strip naked before being sexually assaulted — all while her toddler son remained locked in a room, likely terrified to hear the abuse occurring on the other side of the door.
The woman knew she had to escape her husband’s clutches, but she didn’t have many options. She tried to flee, but Jordan caught her, dragging her back into the house by her hair.
Armed with a pistol, Jordan pointed it at his wife’s head several times, threatening to kill her and then himself. As her desperation to get away grew, she finally came up with a plan. For it to work, she needed one person to be observant while on the job. Luckily for her, the right UPS man was sent to her home.
When the driver arrived to pick up a package, the unnamed woman knew this might be her only chance to get a message out. So, she scrawled “contact 911” on the box. She casually answered the door, not wanting to let on that she was up to something, and handed the UPS man the box, pretending everything was fine.
Allegedly, Jordan was standing behind her with a gun, so she couldn’t say a word. All she could do was wait, hoping the man would take the time to look at the package closely and follow her instructions. And, he did. He saw her plea, and he did just as it said, contacting the police. A SWAT team responded to the call, freeing the woman and her son.
According to WDSU, UPS put out a statement where they said:
“We are grateful this UPS driver with more than a decade of service followed protocol when he saw a customer in distress and contacted authorities after he saw her message to contact 9-1-1,” the company said in a statement.
“Our drivers are very familiar with their routes, and are trained to be aware of their surroundings and respond to requests for assistance.”
Of course, it seems fairly inescapable that the topic and subsequent discussion of guns and gun control should come up out of this. We actually reported back at the beginning of August that there was an incident in Arizona where a good Samaritan decided to act instead of record on his phone. The man held a murderer at gunpoint preventing him from leaving the scene of his vicious attack until police could arrive and take the man into custody. Emmanuel Reynoso Avila described to the local news station how he and his brother jumped into action in Mesa on Friday after witnessing a car strike his neighbor, 63-year-old Christopher Heimer, and send him flying through the air.