Woman leaves ‘help note’ at cash register of South Carolina Food Lion

News

October is domestic violence awareness month and leaders everywhere are taking the opportunity to spread awareness. 

Thursday afternoon a woman was shopping at a Clover Food Lion where she left a note for a cashier saying she feared the man she was with would harm her, according to FOX 46 Charlotte. 

The cashier and management team contacted authorities and the York County Sheriff’s Office put out an alert with the woman’s photo on Twitter. 

The woman was found safe and investigators say the case has been closed but the Executive Director of Safe Space says she wants people to know they have options if they’re in abusive relationships. 

“The best thing to do is call the national domestic violence hotline. That number is 1-800-799-SAFE,” said Monica Kearney. 

Kearney says 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are experiencing domestic violence. 

She says the period of escape is the most dangerous time. 

“The more a victim begins to get help and resources and the more sometimes the batterer will try to cause more harm.”

For those in the Kansas City area who are feeling unsafe, they can call the domestic violence hotline at 816-468-5463.

This phone is answered 24 hours a day, and you will be able to get information free of charge on housing, financial aid, medical aid, counseling services and shelters.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest

More News

Digital First

More digital first