Restaurant to get $5K reward from Grubhub for part in hostage rescue

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BRONX, New York (WABC) -- A edifice successful Yonkers is astir to get rewarded large clip from the transportation nutrient work Grubhub, aft a large clip determination that helped prevention the beingness of a young pistillate held hostage successful the Bronx.

They accidental nary bully deed goes unpunished, but that's not the lawsuit astatine the Chipper Truck Café. Its owners are being rewarded with $5,000 from the nutrient transportation work Grubhub.

"They thanked america for what we did and acknowledgment for paying attraction to the notes, and for their appreciation they wanted to springiness america a reward," edifice proprietor Alice Bermejo said.

The owners talked to Eyewitness News newsman Sonia Rincon Tuesday night astir the infamous enactment came into the eatery aboriginal Sunday morning. Along with the bid were the instructions "please telephone the police," sent by a 24-year-old pistillate who was being held against her volition successful an flat successful the Bronx.

Video from the edifice shows the infinitesimal Bermejo's girl and different idiosyncratic spot the woman's hopeless plea.

Police were called and a abbreviated clip later, 32-year-old Kemoy Royal was arrested.

He's facing charges of rape, unlawful imprisonment and different counts.

He's besides been linked to an unrelated attempted intersexual battle days earlier.

Bermejo says connected Sunday, a reward was the past happening connected their minds.

"It's shocking to us, and we're truthful grateful that he's caught and that the miss is ok," Bermejo said.

The wealth volition travel successful handy. Like astir restaurants, things weren't truthful chipper for the café during the pandemic. The edifice had to fto their transportation operator spell to chopped costs.

The owners turned to services similar Uber Eats and Door Dash, and arsenic of a mates of months ago, Grubhub.

"Right present my caput is successful a fog truthful I don't know, but we could decidedly usage it, with everything that happened during the pandemic, it volition decidedly spell to bully use," Bermejo said.

The 32-year-old fishy is being held connected $200,000 bond.

In the meantime, the kudos support coming. Yonkers City Council is besides readying to grant the café's owners.

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