uA woman in trouble 999 – UK emergency number – made an unusual order: pizza. Despite the unusual request, the operator quickly realized that the woman was asking for help.
The lawsuit was filed in North Yorkshire, England, when the victim decided to call 999 for fear that a person sitting next to her on the bus might injure her.
“We got an emergency call – but when we answered, the woman on the line said she wanted to order pizza. Our operator immediately asked the woman if she was in trouble, to which she answered ‘yes’,” North Yorkshire Police said in a statement.
The conversation between the caller and the victim is based on the question of ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to avoid distracting the person. “While the call was kept open, the operator was able to send a message to get more information,” he adds.
When the call to ‘order pizza’ becomes an urgent request for help …
We got a 999 call – but when we answered, the woman on the line said she wanted to order pizza.
Our call handler immediately asked the woman if she was in trouble, to which she confirmed “yes”.
– North Yorkshire Police (NYorksPolice) April 6, 2022
Realizing the woman was inside a bus, she was able to locate the vehicle. The 40-year-old man was thus arrested.
“It was a good job for everyone involved and it allowed us to take immediate action to protect the vulnerable woman. I know of people who use the ‘pizza order’ technique to contact the police, but I do not remember such a call in North Yorkshire,” said Police Chief Dan Spence.
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