A woman from Florida turned a pizza delivery order into a call for help while she and her three children were being held hostage at knifepoint by her boyfriend.
Cheryl Treadway and her three children were allegedly held hostage by her boyfriend Ethan Nickerson. After some good hours, the woman convinced her boyfriend to let her order a pizza. She achieved to write in the order “Please help. Get 911 to me” and “911 hostage help.”
Pizza Hut manager, Candy Hamiltion, said that she has never seen this kind of order in 28 years of working here.
The restaurant contacted the police, then deputies got to the home and managed to convince Nickerson, who was armed with a knife, to let the hostages go and surrender.
“His first words were, of course, ‘I’m not coming out because I know I’m going to jail,’ ” Ludden told WFLA News Channel 8..
Ethan Nickerson was arrested charged with accounts of aggravated assault with a weapon without intent to kill, battery, false imprisonment and obstructing justice by depriving communication to law enforcement.
“I don’t know if I ever would have thought of it. I mean, it’s just something that she did so naturally,” Ludden said of Treadway’s call for help. “The boyfriend never knew about it until he saw us coming around the corner.”