Digital age

Mom thwarts hostage situation with pizza delivery app

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Yes, you read that headline correctly. Police said a Florida woman who found herself and her daughter held hostage at knifepoint by her boyfriend was able to make a distress call using unconventional means: Pizza Hut’s delivery app. According to authorities, Cheryl Treadway convinced her boyfriend to allow her to use her smartphone to order a pizza and, along with her order, she included the words “911 hostage help” in the comments section of the apps order form. When Pizza Hut employees saw the ominous message, they called police. Authorities arrived at the delivery address and said they were able to convince 26-year-old Ethan Earl Nickerson to release Treadway and her daughter unharmed. He was promptly arrested and Pizza Hut employees were blown away by the unlikely turn of events.

Read the full story at NBC News.

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