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Technology can be amazing at times.

According to a report from WFLA-TV News, a Florida woman who claimed her boyfriend was holding her and her children hostage used a clever way to warn police. She sent a hidden message asking for help in an online pizza order.

Highlands County investigators explained that a Pizza Hut in Avon Park received an online order for pizza Monday afternoon from Cheryl Treadway, which she asked for employees to call 911 in the comments section of the order form on the app.

The Pizza Hut employees immediately alerted police to the situation.

Deputies arrived at the Pizza Hut location and went to the address to the home where Treadway opened the door and told police that her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, had a knife. Deputies escorted Treadway and a child to safety and Highlands County Sheriff’s Lt. Curtis Ludden said Nickerson was arrested.

Two other children in the home were not harmed.

Nickerson was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon without intent to kill, battery, false imprisonment and obstructing justice by depriving communication to law enforcement.

 

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