‘Call 911’ sign in window leads to arrest in Pennsylvania

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A woman’s hand-scrawled “Call 911” sign in the window of a Pennsylvania home led to the arrest of her boyfriend.

State troopers said they found a “visibly distraught” woman who was bleeding after someone who saw the sign called state police to the Westmoreland County home over the weekend.

According to court documents, the woman told troopers she was beaten and attacked by her boyfriend, James Vickers, 45, who she said had smashed her phone during an argument. The woman told troopers she thought she was going to die because Vickers had strangled her.

The woman managed to put up the “Call 911” sign to draw attention.

Vickers had a folding knife clipped to a pocket and resisted arrest, troopers said.

Vickers was ordered held in the county jail on $25,000 bond.

He was charged with reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, simple assault, strangulation, disorderly conduct, harassment and several drug possession counts.

Court documents did not show an attorney listed to represent him.

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