A smart customer, Cheryl Treadway, who was held hostage with her three kids by her 26-year-old boyfriend was rescued after she ordered a classic pie with pepperoni online, and included an appeal for assistance in the comments section that read: “Please help. Get 911 to me.”
Candy Hamilton, the restaurant’s manager, told WFLA, “I’ve been here 28 years and never, never seen nothing like that come through.”
Ethan Nickerson, armed with a knife, had allegedly taken Treadway’s phone and refused to allow her or the kids to leave.
Police said Treadway was able to convince Nickerson to briefly relinquish the phone and allow her to place an online Pizza Hut order.
In the comments section, Treadway wrote the plea for help.
Pizza Hut employees said they recognized Treadway’s name and address, and immediately called 911.
Deputies from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office reportedly rushed to the scene of the hostage situation and were able to rescue Treadway and her children without incident.
Nickerson, who was allegedly high on methamphetamine at the time, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon without intent to kill, battery, false imprisonment and obstructing justice.
In a news release, the sheriff’s office praised Treadway for her potentially life-saving “quick thinking.”
“I don’t know if I ever would have thought of it. I mean it’s just something that she did so naturally,” Lt. Curtis Ludden told WFLA of the mom’s shrewd move.
Tags: Cheryl Treadway, Ethan Nickerson
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Life saving ”quick thinking”….smart mum
What wisdom…… Thank God for that wisdom
Wow really smart
This is reaaal smartness nd application of wisdom.
Very smart of her.
Hmmmm,that was very smat of her
That was a wow smart move. Kudos to her.
All these happened because she’s in a civilized country where everything works. Take a trip down her, 911 never works because police will always give flimsy excuses like, we don’t have fuel, how many dem dey, which kin gun them carry…… the list is endless. Thank God for saving her and her kids.
Her quick thinking saved her life
Message.. Awww what a brave mom
In order words when you are in trouble ….order a pizza! Lolzz just kidding…that was very smart of her
That’s really smart
Very smart of her
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