Pizza delivery man rescues two girls being abused by their dad after he saw a naked child on the bed in their motel room
Mark Buede, who was delivering a pizza to a motel last November called 911 after seeing something incredibly suspicious in the room. A man opened the door and he saw a naked child on the bed — he knew something was off
Two young girls were saved from an abusive father, thanks to a Papa John's pizza delivery man in Lexington. Mark Buede, who was delivering a pizza to a motel last November called 911 after seeing something incredibly suspicious in the room. When a man opened the door and he saw a naked child on the bed inside the room, he knew something was off. Buede, who worked a second job delivering pizzas, was honored by the Lexington Police Department on Tuesday, June 18, night at the annual awards banquet held at Lexington Convention Center.
Lexington Herald reported that Buede, who had driven to deliver the pizza with his daughter Faith in the car, met a man at the motel as soon as the door opened. She had just gotten off work and was riding with him. "There was a little girl that didn't have any clothes on," he said. His suspicions rose immediately. He got back in the car and the duo called the police. "I got back to the car, and I said, 'That didn’t seem right'. I didn’t know what was going on," Buede said. "I just knew it wasn't right."
When the cops arrived, they heard a scream coming from inside. "After knocking on the door to the room, they heard a scream from a young girl," the police department said and inside, they found two young girls hiding behind a bed. "This discovery led the officers to begin an in-depth investigation, which included ensuring the safety of the girls. Over the course of a few hours, probable cause was developed indicating that the man had been abusing his daughters," the police said.
The father was charged with multiple offenses. If the delivery man hasn't called the cops, the children would have been abused further. "I've got kids," Buede said. "I'm going to protect kids if I can." He didn't know until sometime about the real story. "I knew that something happened because they called me a couple of times to ask some questions," he said, "but I didn't know exactly what happened."
Papa John's Pizza also appreciated Buede's work on Twitter. "We are so thankful for team members like Mark Buede — he chose to take action and it made a difference. We are so proud to have him in the Papa John's family," they tweeted.