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Domestic Abuse Victim Orders Pizza From 911 To Alert Police To Violent Attack

24/10/2014 17:57 BST | Updated 25/10/2014 10:59 BST

A victim of a domestic abuse attack managed to covertly alert the police to her appalling predicament by pretending to order a pizza.

The unidentified victim ordered a "large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers" from a 911 operative who was at first baffled and believed it to be a prank call.

Thankfully they soon realised the severity of the situation and sent police to the house in question.

The full call went like this...

"911, where is you emergency?"

"123 Main St."

"Ok, what's going on there?"

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"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 location. Are there any weapons in your house?"

"Nope."

"Can you stay on the phone with me?"

"Nope. See you soon, thanks."

The operator in question talked about her experience on Reddit in a thread asking for 911 operators' most memorable calls.

They said: "As we dispatch the call, I check the history at the address, and see there are multiple previous domestic violence calls.

"The officer arrives and finds a couple, female was kind of banged up, and boyfriend was drunk.

"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."

If you're affected by any of the issues raised in this article you can call the National Domestic Violence helpline on 0808 2000 247.