The daughter called the Police worried because she had not received the ‘Wordle’ that her mother sent her daily.
An 80-year-old woman was rescued from an assailant who entered her home, after her daughter called the police, worried that she had not received the ‘Wordle’ that her mother sent her daily.
The taking of the lady as a hostage, for 17 hours, occurred last Saturday night when Denyse Holt was asleep in her residence in Chicago (USA), and a naked man armed with scissors broke into her house, breaking the window .
The intruder, who was bloodied after cutting himself with broken glass, climbed onto the pensioner’s bed. Holt told local media that the man, identified as James H. Davis III, promised her that she would not hurt or sexually assault her and ordered her to take a shower with him.
However, shortly after entering the bathroom, the invader told him that no, he was not hot enough. ” We have to take a bath ,” he added. “I didn’t think I was going to live. I was in shock,” the victim explained. When they got out of the bathtub, the kidnapper dragged the woman through the house, unplugging the phones and taking two knives from the kitchen that he “liked.”
Subsequently, Davis III locked Holt in the basement of the house for several hours in complete darkness, where the retiree took the opportunity to do as much physical exercise as she could to stay warm.
Meanwhile, in Seattle, her eldest daughter, Meredith Holt-Caldwell, worried that her mother hadn’t responded to her text messages for a long time, and hadn’t sent her her daily ‘Wordle’, which was a family tradition , and decided to report it to the police.
The police forces arrived at the property, and after a long confrontation, they managed to arrest the intruder, who is in custody and is believed to have mental problems. “I never thought in a million years that this was what was happening, but it was,” Holt-Caldwell concluded.