One woman’s bravery and quick thinking led police to the arrest of the man that attacked and kidnapped her.
The attack occurred late Monday night behind an adult entertainment store. Robert Giles, 27, kidnapped the victim “from Hapeville and brought her to the closed Starship Novelties and Gifts store on Tara Boulevard around 4 a.m. Monday intending to rape her,” according to WSB-TV.
He then proceeded to tell the victim to call her boyfriend so that he could hear the assault. Instead, however, she called 911.
The operator that answered, Deonte Smith, was able to keep his wits about him and play along.
“She explained to him what the perpetrator had told her; that he was wanting him to listen while she was being raped,” Clayton County police Maj. Joe Woodall said.
The operator attempted to talk the man out of the attack while sending police to their location. Officers that arrived on the scene were able to catch the man in the act and arrested him on the spot.
“It was quick thinking on his behalf. In fact, (it) might have saved her life,” Woodall said.
Smith, however, sees it a bit differently.
"She saved her own life with her quick thinking," Smith told WSB-TV. "I'm glad I was there to help her, I can't say it enough."
Giles is being held without bail and faces charges of rape, false imprisonment, obstruction, and possibly kidnapping.
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