A Florida woman has escaped her partner, who she claims was threatening her at gunpoint, by slipping a note to a vet.
Her partner had allegedly beaten her up and then held her captive in their home for two days, but she convinced him that they needed to take their dog to the vet.
On the way to the animal hospital on Friday, 39-year-old Jeremy Floyd had allegedly pointed the gun at his girlfriend and threatened to kill her and her family.
At the DeLand Animal Hospital, she slipped a note to a staff member which read: "Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don't let him know."
Staff called police and officers arrested Floyd at the animal hospital, while the woman was taken to hospital with a head injury, a black eye and bruised arms.
Floyd is in custody at the Volusia County Branch Jail and has been charged with a number of offences, including domestic violence and aggravated assault.