A horrific incident of domestic abuse in the east of Albuquerque, New Mexico has ended on somewhat a positive note by accident, as Eduardo Barros, 28, who was beating his unnamed girlfriend and even threatening to kill her was arrested by officers responding to a 911 call. The twist?
The call was made by an Alexa unit inside the home, triggered by words spoken by the attacker himself.
According to reports, Barros was enraged and hitting his girlfriend over and over again, while simultaneously berating her and verbally abusing her.
At one point, he asked her, “Did you call the sheriffs?” Alexa took notice of the sentence and due to a lucky mishap, misinterpreted it as a command to call the sheriff.
The phone was directly connected to a landline inside the home, making the call to local authorities possible.
The man had reportedly attacked his girlfriend after suspecting her of cheating on him. She was trying to explain the situation to no avail.
After the 911 call was made from the woman’s phone, it caused the man to go into a fit of rage and start kicking the woman.
During the assault, the man, who is a felon on probation, pointed out how he was “not going back to prison.”
This led the woman to think that her boyfriend was going to kill her at some point, according to official reports.
Court documents showed: “Barros told her she was not going anywhere, and he was going to kill her. When 911 called her phone, Barros saw the caller ID and threw [her] to the floor. Barros then kicked her while on the ground at least ten times in the face and stomach. Barros told [the victim] he could not believe the cops had been called and he was not going back to prison and that she knew he was a felon. [The victim] stated she thought she was going to be killed or shot.”
Authorities arrived at the scene just in time to save the woman and her daughter from the home.