How A Pizza Delivery Request May Have Saved a Woman’s Life 6 years ago

How A Pizza Delivery Request May Have Saved a Woman’s Life

Transcripts from a recording of a 911 phone call in the USA have revealed that what the operator initially thought was a prank call ended up being a means to maybe saving a woman’s life.

The transcript, which was posted up on Reddit by an unnamed operator, revealed that halfway through the emergency call, the operator realised that it wasn’t a prank call at all but instead, a cry for help.


The transcript that was posted reads as follows:

“911, where is your 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 realisation).


“Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?”

“I have an officer about a mile from your locations. Are there any weapons in your house?”


“Can you stay on the phone with me?”


“Nope. See you soon, thanks.”

The operator went on to explain that they had checked the history of the address and found that: "there are multiple previous domestic violence calls. The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk. I thought she was pretty clever to use that trick. Definitely one of the most memorable calls.”

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