A woman was rescued from a hostage situation after sending a note begging for help to a restaurant through Grubhub

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A photo showing the note sent to restaurant staff in the Bronx that led to a man's arrest.
A photo showing the Grubhub note sent to restaurant staff in Yonkers, New York, that led to a woman's rescue.The Chipper Truck Cafe / Facebook
  • A woman was saved from a hostage situation after sending a note through Grubhub to a restaurant.

  • The note on the order asked the New York restaurant's staff to "please call the police."

  • The NYPD confirmed a man was arrested in the case and faced rape and unlawful-imprisonment charges.

A woman was rescued from a hostage situation in the Bronx, New York, after she sent a note to a local restaurant through a Grubhub order asking them to call the police.

The Chipper Truck Cafe in Yonkers, New York, wrote on its Facebook page that it helped save a woman from a five-hour hostage situation Wednesday morning at 5 a.m.

"She ordered a delivery through Grubhub to our restaurant and added this note," the restaurant wrote on Facebook alongside a photo of the note she wrote.

"Please call the police his going to call me when u delivered come with the cones please don't make it obvious," the woman wrote in the "additional instructions" section of her order to the Chipper Truck Cafe.

CBS News reported that the victim had ordered an Irish breakfast sandwich and a cheeseburger to accompany her alarming note.

The Chipper Truck Cafe wrote "our staff responded immediately and called the police and she got saved."

A spokesperson for the New York City Police Department said officers arrived to help the woman at 6:20 a.m.

Police said a 32-year-old man was arrested at 6:27 a.m. and charged with rape, strangulation, criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment, menacing, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and sexual abuse, a spokesperson for the NYPD told Insider.

The 24-year-old victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries, CBS News reported.

The Chipper Truck Cafe did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

Alice Bermejo, the restaurant's owner, told CBS News she's "proud" that her staff did the right thing by calling the police and potentially saved a life.

In response, Grubhub has offered the restaurant's owners, Alicia and Alice Bermejo, $5,000 to invest in their business "as a way of recognizing her and Alicia for their quick thinking," a statement from Grubhub shared with Insider said.

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