It’s hard to imagine the sheer terror that would come with being held captive at gunpoint, let alone being strong-willed enough to orchestrate your own escape.
Reichle told police she was repeatedly beaten, and Floyd fired his gun inside the house twice. Nursing a head injury, she began to plot her escape.
— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) May 26, 2018
She eventually convinced Floyd to let her take their dog to the vet after the pet was behaving strangely.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Floyd insisted on going along too. According to police, he was armed with a loaded pistol and threatened to kill her and her family during the car ride. Little did he know that once they arrived at the clinic, Reichle rushed to the bathroom, quickly scribbled a note and emerged with a piece of paper clasped in her hand, ready to pass to a staffer.