Reportedly, a woman was kidnapped in Georgia in December 2015 from a parking lot. She was brutally attacked and during the assault her attacker forced her to do something bizarre – call her boyfriend so that he could hear what’s happening.
An operator named Deonte Smith answered, and in a lucky turn of events knew exactly what the woman was doing. He played along as the boyfriend, all the while thinking of how to get her out of this situation.
He doesn’t consider himself a hero. Deonte was actually publicly thanking the victim for her bravery and quick thinking, but also mentioned divine intervention. During the call, he tried to coax him into stopping the assault and dispatched the police to the scene.
The divine intervention? Had the victim called 911 just a few seconds later, Deonte would have been on his break. He was also the only operator on the floor that night.
The 27-year-old attacker was arrested by police. He now faces rape, false imprisonment and obstruction charges.