Pizza Hut call: How 911 dispatchers are trained to handle cases of domestic violence

On Wednesday morning, a central Florida woman rescued herself and her children from a hostage situation by including a plea for help in an online pizza order.

In two different places in the order, she wrote “Please help. Get 911 to me.” and “911 hostage help!”  Employees at the Pizza Hut recognized the order as frequent customer and called the police, who responded and arrested the woman’s boyfriend.

“I don’t know if I would have thought of it,” Highlands County (Florida) Sheriff’s Lt. Curtis Ludden said of the message in the pizza order. “I mean it’s just something she did so naturally. The boyfriend never knew about it until he saw us coming around the corner.” READ MORE.

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