- The Washington Times - Friday, October 24, 2014

An emergency 911 operator contacted by a domestic abuse victim — who called in her plight by feigning a pizza order — credited the woman for her “clever” bravery at saving the day.

“The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up and boyfriend was drunk,” the operator wrote on a blog that wound through Reddit in which she retold the incident, The Telegraph reported. “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.”

What happened was the unnamed woman — afraid because her abusive boyfriend was nearby and within listening distance — dialed 911 but then pretended to be ordering a pizza. The conversation began with the woman giving her address, and then saying, “Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?”

And the operator: “Ummm, I’m sorry you know you’ve called 911 right?”

The woman then says, “Yeah, do you know how long it will be?”

The 911 operator ultimately gets it and summarizes, The Telegraph reported: “Do you have an emergency? … And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you?”

After the woman gives her assent, the dispatcher sends along an officer, The Telegraph reported.

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