Woman Hands Secret Note To A Veterinary Worker To Escape Her Abusive Boyfriend

Now this is intense. A video has emerged showing the moment a woman in an abusive relationship secretly slipped a note to a veterinary clinic worker explaining that her boyfriend was threatening her and asking them to call the police.

Even without sound, it's a chilling thing to watch. The video shows 28-year-old Caroline Reichle walking up to a woman working behind a desk at the DeLand, Florida animal hospital, where she went with her boyfriend, Jeremy Floyd, and their dog, and handing her a note.

Credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office

The note read: "Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don't let him know." In order to protect her identity, her face is obscured, though her identity was later revealed.

The video then switches to a view of the examination room where her boyfriend and their dog are waiting to be seen by a vet. The door opens and three police officers enter the examination and search the 39-year-old Floyd, before two more officers walk in. He is then arrested and taken into custody.

Credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office

The incident took place back in May, and occurred after Reichle had allegedly been beaten for days by Floyd, who has since been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and simple battery.

According to The Orlando Sentinel, Floyd wouldn't let Reichle leave the house for two days, beating her all of Wednesday and even pointing a gun at her.

During the struggle that ensued, two shots were fired when both were trying to grab hold of the gun, but both bullets hit a wall and nobody was injured.

Credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office
Credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office

As a result of the fight, Reichle spent the whole next day in bed, but convinced Floyd to let her take their dog to the vet. He agreed, but he insisted on escorting her and brought a loaded gun with him, threatening to kill her and her family on the drive to the vet.

Reichle was treated at the hospital for a black eye, head injury, and bruised arm after Floyd had been arrested.

Featured Image Credit: Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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