How does a woman report a case of domestic abuse by ordering pizza to 911?
A story of rescue cleverly done! This is how I describe the story of former police dispatcher Keith Weisinger or also know as Reddit user Crux1836. When he shared his story when he was still working in 911 in the AskReddit thread asking 911 operators the one call they remember. For a person who was assigned in graveyard shift 6 PM to 6 AM, Weisinger will always have prank calls giving false information and some just making fun with the operators.
But one day in his work, Weisinger shared that there was a woman called 911 and orders pizza. He thought that it was prank call that the usual graveyard shift operators receive it was a distress call from a person needing help from domestic abuse and making her report in codes,
Here’s the actual conversation between the Weisinger and the woman needed help badly as posted in Reddit:
“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”
The former police dispatcher of 911 checked the location of the report was made and he found out that there were multiples of domestic dispute reported on the said place. The dispatched officer saw 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.
Weisinger didn’t know what happen to the woman who called after that but he confirmed that he was amazed to the courage and cleverness she did in reporting the incident.