An incredible post on an AskReddit thread that was recently published by a former police dispatcher has gone viral.
On the website, user Crux1836 recalled one of the most memorable calls for him as a 911 dispatcher.
At first, he believed the call to be a prank. But as the conversation continued, he knew he was speaking to someone in great need of help.
The call went as follows:
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Caller: 123 Main St.
Dispatcher: Ok, what’s going on there?
Caller: I’d like to order a pizza for delivery. (oh great, another prank call).
Dispatcher: Ma’am, you’ve reached 911
Caller: Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?
Dispatcher: Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?
Caller: Yeah, do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?
Caller: Yes, I do.
Dispatcher: And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you? (moment of realization)
Caller: Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?
Dispatcher: Can you stay on the phone with me?
Caller: Nope. See you soon, thanks.
In his post, the dispatcher said an officer arrived to the woman’s home shortly after the call. The woman had been beaten up, and the boyfriend was drunk.
The boyfriend was arrested.