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Using the Pizza Hut mobile app to... ask for someone to call 911

Woman being held hostage by her angry boyfriend uses Pizza Hut app to ask for police assistance
By: Michael Hatamoto | Apps News | Posted: May 6, 2015 7:09 pm

Cheryl Treadway, 25, reportedly used the Pizza Hut mobile app to alert police when her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, 26, allegedly held Treadway and her three young children hostage.




"She told him, 'The kids are hungry. Let's order a pizza. Let's get them some food,'" said Nell Hays, Public Information Officer at the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, as reported by ABC News. In addition to placing an order, she submitted the following message: "Please help. Get 911 to me. 911hostage help!"




Once the app order was received by Pizza Hut, employees contacted the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, and police were immediately dispatched to the house. Treadway managed to take one child and flee the residence, and police convinced Nickerson to surrender.


It's a unique situation and Treadway was able to ask for help in a rather clever manner.


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