Domestic abuse victim calls cops pretending to order a pizza in order to save her mom
Police in Oregon, Ohio are praising the quick-thinking tactics used by the daughter of a domestic abuse victim in order to save her mom, ABC13 has reported.
While pretending to order a pizza, the Tiffany Urban actually called 911 in an attempt to get the police sent to her house, where her mom was currently being attacked.
You can listen to the call in the video below:
Thrown off by the request of a pizza, 911 operator Tim Teneyck was originally thrown off by the young woman's call, and told her that she had called the wrong number to order a pizza. But after the female told him he wasn't understanding, Teneyck then knew the danger the woman was in.
A transcript of the conversation is below:
Mr Teneyck: Oregon 911.
Tiffany: I would like to order a pizza at [address redacted].
Mr Teneyck: You called 911 to order a pizza?
Tiffany: Uh, yeah. Apartment [redacted].
Mr Teneyck: This is the wrong number to call for a pizza...
Tiffany:No, no, no. You're not understanding.
Mr Teneyck: I'm getting you now. Is the other guy still there?
Tiffany: Yep, I need a large pizza.
Tiffany:: All right. How about medical, do you need medical?
Tiffany: No. With pepperoni.
Speaking to ABC13, the dispatcher revealed he had never been trained for a situation like this one:
"You see it on Facebook, but it's not something that anybody has ever been trained for. Other dispatchers that I've talked to would not have picked up on this. They've told me they wouldn't have picked up on this."
Teneyck requested that cops attending to the scene turn off their sirens before arriving at the apartment to avoid suspicion.
According to a police report obtained by The Toledo Blade, when police arrived at the apartment, they took Simon Lopez, 56, into custody on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Lopez had allegedly punched the Urban's mother so hard that she fell into a wall.
Lopez is still in custody and being held at the Lucas County Corrections Center in downtown Toledo. Per the police report, he is denying the accusation.