It has been reported that a 24-year-old woman was held hostage and sexually assaulted at a home within the Bronx, New York area this past week
. With modern technology and her logistics, she used the Grubhub mobile ordering app to help guide her safely. The woman sent an order at 5 a.m. on a Sunday at Chipper Truck Café on McLean Avenue in Yonkers, New York. She then pleaded in the additional instructions on the Grubhub app for the recipient to contact the police.
ABC News states “It was clearly hastily written saying to call the cops and have them come with the food and not make it obvious” as the young woman thought of her escape plan.
Alice Bermejo, who works at Chipper Truck Café states that the woman said to bring the police along with the food delivery. When Alice spoke with her husband, he said yes to the woman’s request.
The workers at the cafe were unsure of the young woman’s safety, so they decided to call the police and rather be safe than sorry. After the officials were notified of the young woman’s address in the Eastchester section of the Bronx.
According to court documents, when the police arrived, the suspect opened the door, with the expectation of a food delivery, instead it was the police.
The police identified a 32-year-old male by the name of Kemoy Royal holding the 24-year-old woman against her will and sexually assaulting her. The pair met in person months after meeting online, soon after things turned in another direction. The man became violent and would not let the 24-year-old woman leave or have her phone, with one exception, to make food orders.
Kemoy will be charged with rape, unlawful imprisonment, strangulation, criminal sex act and sexual abuse, among other counts. The young woman is now safe thanks to the instructions on the food delivery app.