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Woman held hostage uses online Pizza Hut order to get help (VIDEO)

Screenshot from video
Screenshot from video

AVON PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.

The Avon Park Pizza Hut employees spotted what Cheryl Treadway wrote in the comment section of her online order. The order ticket said, “Please help. Get 911 to me” and “911hostage help!” Employees recognized Treadway as a regular customer and called the sheriff's office.

Highlands County sheriff's deputies went to the home, where they were greeted by Treadway, who was carrying a small child. She told them her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, 26, was inside the home, armed with a knife. Her other two children were also inside. Nickerson surrendered peacefully.