A 57-year-old woman is grateful for a pizza delivery driver that helped her while she was being held kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend.
Joey Grundl, the pizza delivery driver for Domino’s told TV station WTKR that he stopped at a home in Waldo, Wisconsin to delivery a pizza when he noticed a woman behind a man standing at the door. She was pointing at her black eye and mouthing the words, “help me.” Grundl completed the delivery, left the house and called the police.
When police arrived, they arrested Dean Hoffman, 55. Earlier, Hoffman had pushed his way into the home of the woman that he once lived with and began to beat her. Later he took her into the bathroom so she could clean the blood off her face, and told her he, “should have brought his gun in from the car so that he could shoot both of them.” Then he took her upstairs and tied her up and stuffed a rag in her mouth so nobody could hear her scream.
Hoffman even took the woman’s phone and texted her children, pretending to be her, to tell them to not come over for a couple of days because she was sick.
Grundl said during his interview that the police told him that the woman probably “would not have made it,” if he had not gotten involved.
Hoffmann faces kidnapping, suffocation, strangulation, false imprisonment and intimidation of a victim charges.