The instant messenger conversation pictured here took place during a woman’s most terrifying moments. She was tied up to her bed and typing with her toes while fearing that an armed home invader would return.
Apparently 39-year-old Amy Windom was tied up to her bed by an armed man who went through her belongings and stole her car. She spent about four hours panicking before she had an idea:
“Around 4:15 or so, I realised that he had left my laptop at the foot of my bed. I flipped my legs over my head and turned off my alarm clock so my radio wouldn’t be blaring and block me from hearing anybody walking by that might be able to help me, and I was like, ‘wow, I guess I can do more than I thought with my feet,'” so I dragged my laptop over with my feet and I pried it open.”
After struggling to simultaneously push the control, alt and delete keys to unlock her computer, “the wifi popped right up and it was a wonderful moment when I had the screen and realised my internet connection was live,” she said. “I was worried that the guy had cut my phone line, so I was worried that I wouldn’t have an internet connection.”
She said she used one big toe as a mouse, and grasped the end of her power cord between the toes on her other foot, “because my big toe was too big to hit individual keys.”
Windom managed to send a message to her boyfriend to call the police who then arrived a few minutes later. [AJC]