A Woman Calls 911 and Orders Pizza to Secretly Report Domestic Abuse

Former police dispatcher Keith Weisinger shared the story during an AskReddit thread that asked 911 operators the one call they remember

By Bruna Nessif Oct 30, 2014 2:13 AMTags
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If the woman who made this call is reading this, we'd like to say one thing—bravo.

An interesting and memorable story was shared recently during an AskReddit thread that asked 911 operators the one call they remember.

Reddit user Crux1836, later identified as former police dispatcher Keith Weisinger, shared the tale of once getting a late-night call while working the 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. graveyard shift. What he initially thought was a prank call turned out to be a woman who was in great need of help but had to speak in code.

As written by Weisinger, the call went as follows:

"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"

Weisinger checked the address after the call and found that there were multiple domestic disputes reported from the caller's location.

Once the officer arrived at the woman's home, authorities noticed that the female was badly beaten and that the boyfriend involved was drunk. She explained to the officer that the boyfriend had been doing this to her for a while, so she had to find a way to report him without him realizing what she was doing.

Weisinger said he doesn't know what has happened with the female since she made the call, but adds that he'll never forget her courageous and clever way of reporting the incident.