Telemarketer’s call saves woman being attacked 900 miles away

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Warren Ruck

LINN COUNTY, Ore. — A telemarketer making a sales call heard a woman hundreds of miles away being attacked.

According to KLAS, the victim didn’t even know her phone was ringing.

It happened when a telemarketer with Americare Health and Nutrition placed the call from her call center in Las Vegas to a woman in Oregon. The call was answered, but the woman never said hello.

Tina Garcia, a telemarketing supervisor at the call center, said screaming could be heard on the other end along with the sound of blows, as if the woman was getting punched.

The woman was asked if she was OK but there was no response. A call was placed to police more than 900 miles away. The telemarketer stayed on the phone until officers arrived.

Warren Ruck was arrested after officers found him holding the victim, who was gasping for air. She told them Ruck had a gun and was planning to kill her.

She said her phone was in her back pocket and she had no idea who called police.

“I feel like it was almost like divine intervention,” call center manager Mario Gonzalez said.