A woman who called 911 with a bizarre request may have had her life saved by a dispatcher’s quick thinking.
At first, the dispatcher likely thought a kid was getting a laugh by prank calling 911. Thankfully, they realized what was really going on before it was too late.
Here’s the exchange:
'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 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’
The dispatcher looked up the address's call history and found a number of domestic abuse reports. When police arrived, they found the woman beaten up. Her boyfriend had apparently been assaulting her for several hours. He was arrested on the spot.
The dispatcher, who posted the story to reddit, said the call stuck with him much more than most do.
“I don’t know why but this one got me right in the feels,” the dispatcher wrote. “The relief that must have flooded over her when I realized what was actually happening is something I could feel from the call.”