Saved by a Telemarketer! Call Overhears Woman Being Attacked 900 Miles Away

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LINN COUNTY, Oregon — A telemarketer making a sales call heard a woman hundreds of miles away being attacked.

According to KLAS, the victim didn’t even know her phone was ringing.

It all happened when a telemarketer with Americare Health and Nutrition placed the call from her call center in Las Vegas to a woman in Oregon. The phone picked up the call, but the woman never said hello.

Tina Garcia, a telemarketing supervisor at the call center, said they heard screaming on the other end along with the sound of blows, as if she were getting punched.

They asked if the woman was ok, but got no response. So they called police from more than 900 miles away for help. They stayed on the phone until officers arrived.

Warren Ruck was arrested after they found him holding the victim, who was gasping for air. She told them Ruck had a gun and was planning to kill her.

She said her phone was in her back pocket, and she had no idea who called police.


  • OneMan'sOpinion

    The mystery is how do you know where that cell phone is when you called it. Secondly, how do you call a police department (emergency, after business hours) in another county or state?
    You can’t just dial 911at York County Control and ask to be transferred to Linn County, Oregon.

    • Some Guy

      Likely the woman who got called had filled out some personal contact information and the telemarketer was making a follow-up call. They may have had her address along with the phone number. As for how they contacted the local authorities, it’s as simple as googling X county police department and grabbing the number off of there.

    • Michael beck

      Don’t kid yourself. Call any 911 center and give them the information you have and they’ll take it from there.

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