One redditor recently posted the story of a woman who called 911 to cleverly report a case of domestic abuse, under the guise of ordering pizza to not arouse suspicion.
Reddit user Crux1836, an actual 911 operator who described it as one of the strangest calls he’d received, typed out the entire exchange, which he initially thought was a prank call.
The transcript, as described by Crux1836 on Reddit, is printed below. The items in parentheses are his own comments on what went through his mind at the time:
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Caller: 123 Main St.
Dispatcher: Ok, what’s going on there?
Caller: I’d like to order a pizza for delivery. (oh great, another prank call).
Dispatcher: Ma’am, you’ve reached 911
Caller: Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?
Dispatcher: Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?
Caller: Yeah, do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?
Caller: Yes, I do.
Dispatcher: And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you? (moment of realization)
Caller: Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?
Dispatcher: Can you stay on the phone with me?
Caller: Nope. See you soon, thanks.
Once an officer arrived to the scene, according to the post, the female was battered and the boyfriend drunk. He was arrested.