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A woman who officials feared she could potentially be a victim of domestic violence was found safe after handing a cashier a note at a food lion in South Carolina that said she was with a man “Was going to hurt her,” according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman “seemed to be in trouble” Friday afternoon when she walked into the food lion with a man and handed over the note to a staff member.


The pair eventually left the store in a black truck, and the sheriff’s office put up a notice on social media that the woman needed to be found.

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York County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Trent Faris told Granthshala News she was located Friday morning and is safe.

Victims of domestic violence have come up with clever ways to get help in dangerous situations.

In May 2018, a woman in Florida was beaten and held captive for two days before convincing her alleged abuser to take her dog to an animal hospital. Once at the vet, she was able to slip a note to a staff member, alerting her to the situation.

In 2019, an Ohio woman called 911 and pretended to order a pizza when her mother’s boyfriend allegedly turned violent. The officers went home and were successful in arresting the man. The police chief said the dispatcher “handled the call beautifully.”