A Florida woman and her children were rescued by police the other day by using a Pizza Hut app on her phone to order a pizza and asking employees to call 911 because she and her children were being held hostage!
Deputies say her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, was holding her and her two kids hostage inside a home in Avon Park.
She convinced Nickerson to let her use a cell phone so she could place an online order with a local Pizza Hut.
In the comments section, she asked the restaurant to call 911 because she was being held hostage.
“Please help. Get 911 to me,” the receipt said.
According to an arrest report, the couple had been arguing throughout the day, as Nickerson carried a knife. When Treadway started to leave to pick up her children from school, Nickerson grabbed her and took her phone away. He went with her to the school.
Deputies say she eventually talked Nickerson into letting her use her phone to order a pizza. But immediately after sending the request, Nickerson took the phone back.
Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies went to the home, where they were greeted by Treadway, who was carrying a small child. She told them her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, 26, was inside the home, armed with a knife. Her other two children were also inside.
Treadway and the child were escorted to safety. Lt. Curtis Ludden started talking to Nickerson through a closed door.
“His first words were, of course, ‘I’m not coming out because I know I’m going to jail,’” Ludden told the TV station.
It took about 20 minutes for Ludden to talk Nickerson into coming out peacefully. The children were not harmed.
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