Calling Pizza 911

No, this is not a story about pizza!

This is a great example of quick thinking by both a caller and the telephone operator – who between them managed to report an incident of domestic violence by means of a faux pizza delivery, without the knowledge of the abuser.

This tactic for subtly calling the emergency services has been internet lore for years, but this is a rare, confirmed case of it being effective. But note, that it being rarely reported does not mean it doesn’t happen more often. The lesson here is that a disclosure of harm may come by any means – so you should make sure you’re aware of the possibility of this kind of situation, and know how you should respond.

Read more about the background to full story here, on BBC News Canada.



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