Hostage And Her Children Saved By Pizza Hut App

The Pizza Hut app may have saved the lives of Cheryl Treadway and her children. The woman and her kids were taken hostage by her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, as he waved a “large knife” and threatened his hostages.

Here is the notice that Nickerson sent via her Pizza Hut order.

Pizza Hut App and Hostage Saving
According to the sheriff’s office:

When Ms. Treadway attempted to leave the residence to pick up the children from school, Mr. Nickerson grabbed her and took her cell phone. He then accompanied Ms. Treadway to pick up the children. Upon returning home, Ms. Treadway eventually convinced Mr. Nickerson to let her use the cell phone to order a pizza which is when she sent the message to Pizza Hut. Immediately after the pizza order was placed, Mr. Nickerson took the cell phone back from her.”

As the note shows, she ordered a “hand-tossed classic pizza with pepperoni” and then wrote “Please help. Get 911 to me.”

Thankfully Pizza Hut employees took the note seriously and immediately alerted the police.

Police visited the location and convinced Ethan Nickerson to stand down.

Pizza Hut Hostage

Pizza Hut recently revamped their menu with new crusts, drizzle sauces, and other fun ingredient options. Now they can add hostage saving to their growing list of order options.

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