A woman allegedly held captive at gunpoint by her boyfriend has managed to escape by raising the alarm with a note she slipped to a vet.
Florida authorities say the woman was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her partner before escaping when she convinced him to bring their dog to an animal hospital on Friday.
While at DeLand Animal Hospital, she is believed to have slipped a note to a staff member asking for help.
“Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me,” the note read.
“He has a gun. Please don’t let him know.”
The member of staff called police with officers arriving to arrest Jeremy Floyd, 39, at the hospital, Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Floyd allegedly repeatedly battered his partner on Wednesday night, threatened her at gunpoint and physically prevented her from leaving their home.
During the incident, the two struggled over the handgun and it was discharged inside the house.
On the drive to the vet, Floyd allegedly pointed the gun at his girlfriend, threatening to kill her and her family.
Officers took the woman to Florida Hospital DeLand where she was treated for injuries – including a head injury, a black eye and bruised arms.
Floyd has been charged a series of offences including domestic violence, aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
He has not been granted bail and remains in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail.