Last week, in a Reddit thread titled "911 Operators, what is that one call that you could never forget?" one mans story sparked the attention of many, and has quickly gone viral.

The man claims that he received a call from a woman who started ordering a pizza. He thought that it was a prank until he realized that she was calling for help, but couldn't come right out and say it. Here's the dialog from the call:

Operator: “911, where is you emergency?”
Woman: “123 Main St.”
Operator: “Ok, what’s going on there?”
Woman: “I’d like to order a pizza for delivery.” (oh great, another prank call).
Operator: “Ma’am, you’ve reached 911”
Woman: “Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?”
Operator: “Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?”
Woman: “Yeah, do you know how long it will be?”
Operator: “Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?”
Woman: “Yes, I do.”
Operator: “..And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you?” (moment of realization)
Woman: “Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?”
Operator: “I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?”
Woman: “Nope.”
Operator: “Can you stay on the phone with me?”
Woman: “Nope. See you soon, thanks”

The man noted that as they dispatched the call, he checked the history at the address, and saw that there were multiple previous domestic violence calls. The officer arrived and found a couple, the female had obviously been knocked around, and her boyfriend was drunk. The officer arrested him after the woman explained that the boyfriend had been beating her for a while.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, contact the YWCA of West Central Michigan’s 24-Hour Confidential Crisis Line at 616-451-2744.