A woman by the name of, Elda Shepherd, allegedly woke up to a strange man in her room at a resort in the Dominican Republic.
I came across screenshots of her Facebook status on Twitter when I saw "Dominican Republic" trending.
The tweet read: "A woman named Elda Shepherd from Ohio is currently in Dominican Republic being held against her will after a maintenance worker used his key to enter her room. "
I went to Elda's Facebook hoping she was okay and home, SHE IS THANK GOODNESS.
Elda took her shared the story of what happened to her while staying at the resort to social media as it was going on. And so many people were making sure she got home safe!
According to Elda Shepherd's Facebook posts, she was out earlier in the day and wanted to come back to her room to relax with a drink and take a dip in the hot tub. When she asked the front desk for assistance with the tub, they sent an employee who helped her and left.
Shepherd wrote she went to bed about 11'ish and woke up around 2AM to the see the man who had fixed her hot tub, in her room as she laid naked.
She said the man didn't speak English so he used his phone to communicate with her and asked, "Why are you alone, you don't want company?"
Then things got weirder:
She kept friends and family updated:
Friends, family, and strangers on Facebook urged Shepherd not to go anywhere with the hotel staff who came speak to her several times. She waited until the U.S. Embassy and police came.
When she told employees she wanted to speak to the police, here's what they said:
Due to the long process she ended up missing her flight and had to stay another night in the D.R.
I don't personally know Elda, but THANK GOD she made it home safe and sound to her family.
Thank you for sharing your story Elda.