Woman held hostage in the Bronx uses Grubhub note to get help: 'Please call police'

A 24-year-old woman was saved from a rape, hostage situation in the Bronx using GrubHub to plea for help earlier this week.
A 24-year-old woman was saved from a rape, hostage situation in the Bronx using GrubHub to plea for help earlier this week. Photo credit Google Street View

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A 24-year-old woman who was being raped and held hostage in the Bronx thought of a clever way to seek help.

Early Sunday morning, the victim placed a GrubHub order for Chipper Truck Café on McLean Avenue in Yonkers for a breakfast sandwich and a cheeseburger.

That order included a note that read: "Please call police, his going to call me when u delivered come with the cones please don't make it obvious."

Alicia Bermejo, whose family owns the restaurant, said being open for 24/7 hours usually enables pranksters, mostly around Halloween, but the woman's message spooked the staff.

"At that time, everybody was caught so off guard that they had no idea what was going on, and it was kind of like a better be safe than sorry situation," she said. "Rather call the police than not call the police and have something terrible happen, and you didn't realize the gravity of this situation."

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The NYPD responded to the home instead of the delivery.

The 24-year-old was freed, and 32-year-old Kemoy Royal was arrested.

He is now facing multiple charges, including rape, unlawful imprisonment, strangulation, criminal sex act and sexual abuse.

Royal has also been charged with the attempted sexual assault of another woman just a few days prior.