A Florida man was arrested last week for allegedly battering his girlfriend then holding her captive at gunpoint for two days.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that the victim had tipped off staff at DeLand Animal Hospital on Friday by slipping them a note.
“Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know,” the note reportedly read.
Days earlier, boyfriend Jeremy Floyd, 39, allegedly beat the victim and forced her to stay in bed with a head injury. At one point, police said the couple had struggled over the gun, which went off twice and left two bullet holes in the wall.
It was Friday when the victim reportedly convinced Floyd to bring their dog to the hospital. However, Floyd—a convicted felon—was insistent on accompanying her with a loaded handgun, according to WFTV.
While en route to the veterinarian, Floyd allegedly pointed the gun at his girlfriend and threatened to kill her and her family.
Volusia County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Laura Williams said DeLand police responded to the animal hospital and confiscated Floyd’s gun. Williams said the “visibly injured” woman was hospitalized for a head injury, black eye and bruised arm, according to the Sentinel.
Floyd was 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. He’s currently being held without bond.
[Featured image: Jeremy Floyd/Volusia County Sheriff’s Office]