Woman Calls 911 And Asks To Order A Pizza, Summoning Help To Save Her Mom

An Ohio woman called 911 and pretended to order a pizza in order to summon help in a domestic violence situation.

Oregon, OH – The innovative daughter of a woman who was being beaten up by her boyfriend called 911 for help and pretended to order a pizza (video below).

Oregon Police Chief Michael Navarre said the 38-year-old daughter of an alleged domestic violence victim was able to call for help after she tricked the suspect into thinking she was just calling to order a pizza, WTVG reported.

Chief Navarre said the 911 caller said she didn’t want the man abusing her mother to know she had called the police because she didn’t want him to run away before officers arrived.

So she dialed 911 and told the briefly-confused dispatcher that she wanted to order a pizza and provided her address, WTVG reported.

“You called 911 to order a pizza?” the dispatcher asked in the audio recording of the call.

The daughter replied that she was and repeated the apartment number.

“This is the wrong number to call for a pizza,” the dispatcher told her, sounding confused.

“You’re not understanding,” the daughter told the dispatcher on the recording.

The dispatcher quickly figured out what was going on.

“I’m getting you now,” Dispatcher Tim Teneyck assured her.

Then Teneyck asked the caller if the man was still there.

“Yep. I need a large pizza,” the daughter replied.

“All right. How about medical? You need medical?” the dispatcher asked her on the recording.

“No, with pepperoni,” the daughter responded.

As an added precaution, Teneyck told responding officers to turn their sirens off before approaching the home because the caller had improvised and made it seem like she was ordering a pizza, according to CNN.

The police dispatcher said that he’s never had that happen in his 14 years on the job, WTVG reported.

"You see it on Facebook, but it's not something that anybody has ever been trained for. We're just trained to listen," Teneyck told WTVG. "Other dispatchers that I've talked to would not have picked up on this. They've told me they wouldn't have picked up on this.”

Oregon police arrested 56-year-old Simon Lopez on one count of domestic violence, according to CNN.

You can hear the 911 call in the video below:

Comments (29)
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shooter
shooter

Excellent!!!

TXbird-mom
TXbird-mom

Smart caller, quick pick up by dispatcher! I hope they use this as part of all LEO/Dispatch training.

Wish505
Wish505

A good DP is a happy DP.

Mak900
Mak900

I had the same thing happen to one of my telecommunicators. The caller was calling in for a pizza after she had been sexual assaulted with the assailant still present. Officers dispatched and suspect was taken into custody. T/C was honored for her actions.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Good job by both.🤣👍

NFPD103
NFPD103

excellent job by the caller and the dispatcher well done.

colonelorville
colonelorville

I love it! I'm a 85 year old Retired Police Officer and I served some time in Radio working with some great Dispatchers. My wife, who I met when we both worked at an insurance company, became a Dispatcher in a different city and Received some Commendations.

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

I actually really hate this, having had several similar ruse calls over my 10 years at dispatch.

Randomly picking up your phone and ordering a pizza in the middle of a domestic or other situation where you're in the same room/house with someone - you think that's not going to be noticed with a seriously WTF are you doing by the perp? Who actually calls in an order these days anyway? There's an app for that.

Pretend to call your best friend, or your mother or whatever, if you really actually have to pretend, which is exceedingly rare, but this pizza nonsense starts out like a prank, and while dispatchers are good at reading tone on the phone, on a busy night with calls stacked up in the queue, that kind of guessing game can end in a wrong answer.

Dispatchers are also pretty damned good at hearing whispers. Hell, even an open line is better than a guessing game.

Musicray
Musicray

Thumbs up to the dispatcher who figured it out quickly...

K-9 319
K-9 319

I'll throw my 2 cents in also, as a retired Peace Officer, I totally disagree with you. Kudos to the caller and the 911 operator.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I think the caller an dispatch did an awesome job

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

It worked for this family. Til u walk in their shoes keep your idiot comment to yourself. I agree..TROLL ALERT