WOMAN ESCAPES ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND WITH GUN BY SLIPPING NOTE TO DOG'S VETERINARIAN, COPS SAY

A Florida woman escaped her threatening, jealous boyfriend after convincing him their dog was ill and needed to be taken to the vet, where she then passed a note pleading for help, she told police.

“Call the cops. My boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know,” Carolyn Reichle’s note said, according to the Volusia County Sherriff’s office, which releaseda photograph of the note and an account of the woman’s ordeal Friday.