Victim tricks abuser into thinking she’s calling for pizza; 911 figures it out

A domestic violence victim devised a clever way to inform 911 operators of her predicament – by pretending to order a pizza.

At first, the operator thought it was a prank call, but she soon realized the seriousness of the situation and dispatched help, according to the operator’s Reddit post.

In the post, submitted in response to Reddit’s call for memorable 911 calls, the unnamed operator recalled her conversation this way:

“911, where is you emergency?
123 Main St.
Ok, what’s going on there?
I’d like to order a pizza for delivery. (oh great, another prank call).
Ma’am, you’ve reached 911.
Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?
Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?
Yeah, do you know how long it will be?
Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?
Yes, I do.
..And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you? (moment of realization)
Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?
I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?
Can you stay on the phone with me?
Nope. See you soon, thanks.

As we dispatch the call, I check the history at the address, and see there are multiple previous domestic violence calls. The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk. Officer arrests him after she explains that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while. I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick. Definitely one of the most memorable calls.”

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