NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Workers at an Oklahoma daycare are being credited with saving a woman who was being held against her will.
According to court documents, workers at a daycare called police after receiving notes from a parent saying that she was being held against her will and threatened with a knife by her boyfriend.
“Unique, this is not a case that we see every day,” Sarah Jensen with Norman PD told News 4.
That unique case sent Norman officers to a daycare near Alameda and 12th on April 16th.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a woman had left two handwritten notes with workers at her children’s daycare when she dropped them off.
The notes said she was being held against her will by a man she was in a relationship with, 32-year-old Justin Kramer, that he had a knife, and asked them to take care of her children if anything happened to her.
“That reporting party was able to provide officers with a description of a vehicle, including the tag information,” Jensen said.
Because of that information from the employees at the daycare, officers were able to quickly pull Kramer over at a nearby 7Eleven.
“They were able to call out the driver of that vehicle and speak with him further about what was going on and safely get the woman out of the vehicle and away from that male,” Jensen said.
That’s when, according to the court documents, the officers noticed that the victim had “bruising to her chest and neck area which appeared consistent with strangulation.”
The victim told officers “she was in fear for her life because she didn’t know what the suspect was going to do due to his increasingly violent and paranoid state.”
She also told them “he had taken her car keys and was not letting her go anywhere else.”
“She absolutely did the right thing by getting that information to someone that could safely call and notify authorities of that,” Jensen said.
Kramer was booked into the Cleveland County Detention Center on bonds totaling $400,000. He is facing several charges including domestic strangulation and kidnapping.
According to the affidavit, officers also found a half empty bottle of liquor in a child’s car seat in Kramer’s vehicle.
Kramer is due in court for a preliminary hearing conference on May 19th.