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Domino’s pizza delivery driver helps thwart kidnapping after seeing victim mouth ‘Help me’

October 4, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Domino’s pizza delivery driver helps thwart kidnapping after seeing victim mouth ‘Help me’

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Domino’s pizza delivery driver thwarts kidnapping after seeing victim mouth ‘Help me’

A deliveryman for a Wisconsin Domino’s Pizza reportedly stopped a kidnapping when he arrived at a customer’s residence and noticed a woman mouth “Help me.”.

The victim was being held hostage by her abusive ex, Dean Hoffmann, who was taken into custody after he ordered a delivery pizza Thursday to the residence in Waldo, Wisconsin, according to WTKR.

“It’s scary,” the deliveryman Joey Grundl said to the station. “Gave him pizza, and noticed his girlfriend behind him. She pointed to a black eye that was visible. She mouthed ‘Call police.’”

The quick-thinking hero dialed 911 and told dispatchers that he believed a woman standing behind the customer who opened the door was in trouble.

“I had a delivery,” Grundl told the dispatchers. “It was a middle-aged couple. The woman had a black eye.”

When officers arrived at the home, Hoffman attempted to block the woman from opening the door before she let the police inside.

The woman — who broke up with her ex this past summer — told police that her ex-boyfriend broke into her home and began beating her when she tried to call the police.

In an effort to escape, the woman punched Hoffman in the groin, but he hit her in the face.

Hoffman then tied up her arms and legs using a power cord from a vacuum while trying to persuade her to get back with him.

Police said he untied her after thirty minutes, but refused to let her leave the house.

She told the police who saved her that night that she “believed [he] was going to kill her,” according to WTKR.

Hoffman was taken into custody on numerous charges including abduction, false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation.

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