Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Atlanta Journal-Constitution-Home Robbery Victim Texts For Help With Toes

photo courtesy of John Spink/ajc.com

(story reported by Mike Morris)

A southeast Atlanta woman tied to her bed during a harrowing overnight home invasion was freed by police after she used her toes to type a computer message to her boyfriend.

The armed robbery happened around midnight in the 700 block of Glenwood Avenue, according to Atlanta police dispatchers.

Just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the victim’s boyfriend called 911 to report that 39-year-old Amy Windom had just contacted him and had been tied to her bed since midnight.

Atlanta police Capt. Van Hobbs told the AJC that when officers arrived, they found the victim still tied to her bed.

The victim told police that the intruder, who was wearing a ski mask, “took her around the house and went through her belongings, then bound her to the bed,” Hobbs said. “Her laptop was on her bed with her and she was able to use her toes to type a message to her boyfriend and let him know what had happened.”

(click here to read the full story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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