Newly released video shows the tense moment that workers at a veterinary clinic were handed an unsuspecting note. A woman in the clinic penned the note asking the staff to call the police. Her boyfriend had been threatening her and she couldn’t call police herself. Worse yet, the man was in the clinic and he had a gun.
“The incident happened back in May,” The Daily Mail writes, “when 28-year-old Caroline Reichle and her boyfriend Jeremy Floyd visited the DeLand, Florida animal hospital with their dog.”
Reichle walked up to the desk and handed the secretary a note. The note was clear: “Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know.”
Floyd had, according to Reichle, threatened to kill her family on the car ride to the vet’s clinic.
The staff did call the police. They took the threat seriously and arrived soon after. By that point, Reichle and Floyd had been moved to an examination room.
The police searched Floyd and found that he was carrying a loaded gun, which they seized. He was arrested.
Reports of the incident detail Floyd’s alleged abuses. Reichle had been beaten in the days leading up to the vet visit for her dog. At one point the two reportedly fought over the gun, and Floyd fired two shots, but Reichle wasn’t hit.
He hadn’t allowed her out of the house. It was only after her dog became ill that she was able to convince him to allow her out of the house to take the animal to the vet.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office noted that Reichle showed the physical signs of her abuse. In addition to suffering a head injury, she had a black eye and bruises on her arms. After Floyd’s arrest, she was hospitalized for her head injury.
“Floyd has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm,” Dm notes, “false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, and simple battery.”