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article imageAtlanta woman uses toes to type for help during home invasion

By RJ Young     Aug 4, 2010 in Crime
Atlanta - After an armed robbery left one Atlanta citizen shaken, delirious and tied to her bed, the victim managed to toe-stroke the keys on her laptop computer to call for help.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, help arrived in the 700 block of Glenwood avenue earlier Tuesday morning. It was the victim's boyfriend, John Hilton, who made the initial 911 call after receiving a computer message from his girlfriend, Amy Windom.
Windom spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about her ordeal. “Around 4:15 or so, I realized that he had left my laptop at the foot of my bed,” Windom said. “I flipped my legs over my head and turned off my alarm clock so my radio wouldn’t be blaring and block me from hearing anybody walking by that might be able to help me, and I was like, ‘wow, I guess I can do more than I thought with my feet,’” so I dragged my laptop over with my feet and I pried it open.”
When Atlanta police arrived on the scene they found Windom hog-tied to her bed with a cut over her head suggesting she'd been struck by the suspect after entering her bedroom while she slept.
Hilton told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “I e-mail her every morning before I go to work. I saw her on AIM, and she ‘pinged’ me first and her first word was, ‘HELP. CALL 911,’” Hilton said. “It was all caps.”
As of Tuesday afternoon the Atlanta police have no suspects in custody.
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