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Pizza Delivery May Have a Saved a Life

Police credit Domino's worker for seeing a woman's plea for help
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2018 11:56 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A Domino's driver is getting credit for helping save a woman from a dangerous predicament in Wisconsin. Joseph Grundl tells NBC News that as he was handing over pizza to a couple in Sheboygan County, he saw the woman mouthing the words, "Help me." And as the man was getting the money together, she mouthed, "Call the police." That's just what Grundl did when he arrived back at the restaurant minutes later. Police officers soon arrived at the home and arrested 55-year-old Dean Hoffman, reports USA Today.

Hoffman used to be in a relationship with the woman, and police say he entered her home, punching her and tying her up as he tried to convince her to get back together. The woman told authorities that "she was sure she was going to die tonight," according to the police report. At some point, however, the pizza order was made, and Grundl spotted the woman's plea for help. Hoffman faces charges on suspicion of kidnapping, false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation, felony intimidation of a victim, and burglary. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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