Acts of Kindness
UPS worker sees desperate note scribbled on package and helps mom and her toddler escape
He knew he had to act fast.
Elijah Chan
01.19.23

When a UPS driver started his day, he never expected how his day would end with the police.

Domestic abuse is cruelly deceptive on the outside. We sometimes pass by homes not thinking about what’s happening inside.

If it’s quiet, then it’s most probably safe.

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This idea can’t be further from the truth, as discovered by Kenneth “Robbie” Belew, a long-time UPS driver.

The courier stopped by a Missouri home, thinking it was a routine pick-up.

He picked up the package from a home in Robertsville and was surprised with what he discovered.

Together with a package was a short, clear message that was done out of sheer desperation.

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The note simply said, “Call 911.” The courier then left the home. Shortly after, cop cruisers congregated outside the said house.

The police arrested James Jordan.

Jordan’s wife painfully recalled how everything started. She said she was suddenly barred from leaving their home or using the phone.

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The isolated woman was then allegedly abused physically. At one point, Jordan pressed a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

She was also forced to strip and was sexually assaulted.

She also recalled being dragged to the back of their home by her hair when she was caught trying to escape.

Their 3-year-old child was also held captive.

The poor child was locked up inside a room for over 10 hours as her mother was abused outside the door.

The child didn’t have any food or water in the entire duration of the detention.

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Thankfully, with the mother’s quick thinking and the driver’s situational awareness, the nightmare was put to an end.

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A SWAT team took Jordan into custody. He was charged with domestic assault, sodomy, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Meanwhile, admiration poured onto the courier for his efforts in the rescue.

“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,” said the statement sent by UPS officials to The New York Post.

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UPS drivers and other courier services are trained to respond to distress since they walk into homes to deliver parcels.

Some companies also have protocols when there are suspicious build up in packages, signifying that a homeowner might be unconscious, sick, or dead.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the numbers are alarming.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience physical violence from an intimate partner.

1 in 10 women, meanwhile, experience sexual abuse from an intimate partner.

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Abuse can take on many forms and it will only worsen when people turn a blind eye.

Be vigilant for your friends, family, and neighbors, and stop domestic violence before it worsens.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included 1-800-799-7233 as the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Watch how a courier became the difference between life and death after a wife’s crafty escape attempt.

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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