• The KFC employee informed police after finding a note from a customer
  • Cops used the description provided by the employee to track the victim down
  • She told cops she was threatened and held against her will for days 

A KFC employee's quick thinking has helped save a Tennessee woman from a dangerous situation.

The employee, who did not want to be identified, discovered a note left behind by a customer at the fast-food joint in Memphis and informed cops. The suspect, Diego Glay, was later arrested for allegedly holding a woman against her will.

Glay and the victim visited the KFC outlet Sunday evening. The woman left a note there before leaving begging for help.

The employee was able to give a description of the woman and the man who was with her to the Memphis Police Department officials, ABC24 Memphis reported. Using the description, cops tracked down Glay and the victim.

Glay initially refused to comply with the officer's orders and tried to escape on foot. Officers arrested him after a short chase and charged him with kidnapping and evading arrest.

The victim told investigators that Glay was her boyfriend and was holding her against her will. She also said he punched her in the face.

Investigators said it all started when the woman was visiting Glay from Baltimore. The man was upset after finding a video on his girlfriend's phone of her having sex with her ex-boyfriend, WREG News Channel 3 reported.

Glay took away her return train ticket and phone and didn't let her go. He also allegedly threatened her with a gun.

Glay told cops he and the victim had been living together in cheap motels. He was sent to the Shelby County jail and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

A similar incident was reported in 2021 when a Florida waitress saved an 11-year-old boy from an abusive situation. Flavaine Carvalho, a waitress at a restaurant, realized something was amiss when she saw the boy's entire family eating and enjoying their meal while the child was quiet and had no food. She also noticed he had bruises. She held up a note that read, "Do you need help?" and the boy signaled "yes." Carvalho immediately informed the cops.

The parents were charged with torturing and beating up the child.

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