Pizza Hut Saves Woman Being Held Hostage By Boyfriend

Pizza comes through again.

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Pizza has once again proved itself to be important and vital in one’s life as a woman in Florida used the comments section in a Pizza Hut app to alert authorities that her and her children were being held hostage.

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The woman, Cheryl Treadway, had been arguing with her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, who carried a “large knife,” this according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s office.

According to the sheriff’s office:

When Ms. Treadway attempted to leave the residence to pick up the children from school, Mr. Nickerson grabbed her and took her cell phone. He then accompanied Ms. Treadway to pick up the children. Upon returning home, Ms. Treadway eventually convinced Mr. Nickerson to let her use the cell phone to order a pizza which is when she sent the message to Pizza Hut. Immediately after the pizza order was placed, Mr. Nickerson took the cell phone back from her.”

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When the Pizza Hut employees noticed the comment section of the “hand-tossed classic pizza with pepperoni” it read “Please help. Get 911 to me.” The employees quickly alerted the authorities to be on the safe side.

When officers arrived to Treadway’s home, they convinced Nickerson to stand down and let Treadway and her children go.

No word yet if the pizza ended up being free.

A few things to point out here: you have another reason to love pizza, and another reason to stay the hell away from Florida.

Via Arstechnica