Clever 911 call saves a woman from domestic violence

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"Definitely one of the most memorable calls.” Said by the 911 operator who received a call from an unidentified domestic violence victim who managed to alert the police by disguising her complaint by pretending to order a pizza.

The victim called 911 and ordered a "large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers" on what was thought to be a call prank by the operator. It didn't take too long to realize that the woman on the phone wasn't able to say her complaint due to the severity of the situation.

In a post made by Crux1836 on Reddit, she reiterated the conversation that went like this:

"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 realisation)

"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?"

"Nope."

"Can you stay on the phone with me?"

"Nope. See you soon, thanks."

The operator added to her post on Reddit, "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."

If you are experiencing domestic violence, do not hesitate to seek help by calling the emergency hotlines of your respected country of origin.
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