• Pizza Hut's iPhone App Saves a Florida Woman's Life in a Hostage Situation



    Florida-based mother Cheryl Treadway's quick thinking led to the arrest of a man by the name of Ethan Earl Nickerson (her alleged boyfriend) that took Treadway and her three children hostage with a large knife over an argument having to do with Nickerson's habitual narcotics usage.

    Of all the tools you might think she could have used to get in touch with police, an interesting story about how this mother saved herself and her three children from the dangerous hostage situation using the Pizza Hut application on her iPhone is making headlines on Wednesday.

    After Treadway had not been allowed to use her phone all day while in the midst of being taken hostage, the boyfriend allowed the mother to order a pizza from the Pizza Hut application on her iPhone to feed her children, which were all hungry. She was not allowed to do anything else on her iPhone.

    The mother's quick thinking led to the comments section in the order receipt being filled with the text "Please Help. Get 911 to me" and "911Hostage Help!" in the places on the order that would typically be used to tell the cook instructions for making a custom pizza order, as you can see from the picture of the receipt above.

    Naturally, the Pizza Hut that received the order immediately called the local Sheriff's Office and officials rushed to the home to "deliver pizza," or in this case, to rescue the mother and her three children from the boyfriend that was holding them hostage all day long. After 20 minutes of negotiation, officers were able to get Nickerson to stand down and free the mother and her three children.

    Are you feeling up for a Pizza Hut pizza today? You can download their free App Store application from the App Store here.

    Sources: The Washington Post
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pizza Hut's iPhone App Saves a Florida Woman's Life in a Hostage Situation started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      That in indeed one amazing story!
    1. talkin73's Avatar
      talkin73 -
      Fantastic. Glad she was able to formulate such a plan under what sounds like very stressful circumstances in a short window of time with limited resources.
    1. PCYoda's Avatar
      PCYoda -
      I have to ask too... did they deliver her pizza? Her kids were hungry, after all...
    1. Neojok's Avatar
      Neojok -
      Quote Originally Posted by PCYoda View Post
      I have to ask too... did they deliver her pizza? Her kids were hungry, after all...
      Lol!!!
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