Daughter saves mum from domestic violence by pretending to order pizza

A woman has been saved from a domestic violence situation thanks to her quick-thinking daughter.

The daughter, knowing that phoning for help could anger her mother’s attacker further, pretended to be ordering a pizza after dialling 911.

She told the operator: “I would like to order a pizza.”

At first, dispatcher Tim Teneyck, who takes anything from a handful to hundreds of calls a day, replied: “This is the wrong number to call for a pizza.”

But the daughter – who reports suggest is 38 – was insistent: “No, no, no… you’re not understanding.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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