A 32-year-old man in Lincolnwood, Illinois was arrested by police after breaking into an elderly woman’s home and holding her hostage for 17 hours. Police were called by Denyse Holt's family to do a wellness check after she failed to send her daughter her usual morning Wordle puzzle result.
According to a report by CBS Chicago, a bloody, naked man entered Holt’s home and crawled into bed with her, scissors in hand. Holt stayed calm and said the man told her that he would not “harm” or “molest” her. He ordered her to take a shower with him, and decided he wasn’t warm enough, so they took a bath together instead.
“I didn’t think I was going to live,” said Holt, who was in captivity for 17 hours. Holt’s daughter in Seattle had a hunch that something was off. She noticed texts weren’t being read by her mom and that she received no morning updates on Wordle. This is what caused friends and family to call Lincolnwood police, which led to an hours-long standoff with the home intruder. The SWAT team used a stun gun through a hole in the door to subdue him,