One UPS driver in Robertsville, Missouri is doing much more than just delivering packages safely and securely during the holiday season. This past Tuesday, a UPS driver managed to save a woman and her three-year-old child from being held captive by the woman’s abusive and dangerous husband, James Tyler Jordan.
According to police, Jordan’s wife alleges that her husband refused to let her leave the house. Allegedly, Jordan had beaten her, threatened to kill her, threatened to shoot her with his pistol, and sexually assaulted her. She alleges that the abuse lasted for days, until a UPS driver came to pick up a package that had been previously scheduled. When the driver came to the door, Jordan pointed the gun at his wife’s back as she talked to the driver.
Rather than say something out loud for help, which would have been suicide, she wrote “Call 911” on the package and handed it to him. The driver wasted no time doing as he was asked.
When police arrived at the scene, they arrested Jordan and saved his wife and child. For his disgusting crimes, James Jordan has been charged with domestic assault, sodomy without consent, felonious restraint, unlawful use of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child. He’s being held on $100k bond.
Here’s the statement from UPS:
We are grateful this UPS driver with more than a decade of service followed protocol when he saw a customer in distress and contacted authorities after he saw her message to contact 9-1-1.
Our drivers are very familiar with their routes, and are trained to be aware of their surroundings and respond to requests for assistance.
The fact that the holidays are coming means that you’re more than likely to see a couple of videos caught by CCTV cameras of companies like UPS, FedEx, or the USPS, all depicting drivers treating their packages like garbage. This good press for UPS couldn’t have come at a better time.