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Woman saved after mouthing 'help me' to McDonald's workers

Posted at 4:35 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 18:35:17-05

LODI, Calif - Workers at a McDonald's in California have helped rescue a woman who mouthed the words "help me" as she pulled up to the drive-thru window.

The woman initially entered the restaurant in Lodi asking employees to call 911 and urging them to hide her from a reportedly violent man.

San Joaquin County deputies say the woman then returned to the counter after using the bathroom but was stopped by the suspect. Authorities say the man allegedly demanded she use the drive-thru where she silently signaled for help at the window.

Deputies say the man was arrested for criminal threats and other crimes.