This story really resignated with me for many reasons, for one its another story of a woman in turmoil that has been publicly reported and two I was so happy she was saved because it gives us hope.
This all started when a dispatcher posted the transcript of one of his many strange calls to the 911 hot line on AskRedditt.com. At first he thought it was a prank, but as the conversation went on he realized it was actually a woman in need of alot of help.
Check out the transcript:
Dispatcher: 911, where is your emergency?
Caller: 123 Main St.
Dispatcher: Ok, what’s going on there?
Caller: I’d like to order a pizza for delivery. (oh great, another prank call).
Dispatcher: Ma’am, you’ve reached 911
Caller: Yeah, I know. Can I have a large with half pepperoni, half mushroom and peppers?
Dispatcher: Ummm…. I’m sorry, you know you’ve called 911 right?
Caller: Yeah, do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: Ok, Ma’am, is everything ok over there? do you have an emergency?
Caller: Yes, I do.
Dispatcher: And you can’t talk about it because there’s someone in the room with you? (moment of realization)
Caller: Yes, that’s correct. Do you know how long it will be?
Dispatcher: I have an officer about a mile from your location. Are there any weapons in your house?
Dispatcher: Can you stay on the phone with me?
Caller: Nope. See you soon, thanks.
The dispatcher said an officer did arrive at the home to find the woman beat up by her boyfriend who was drunk. The boyfriend was later arrested.
We are hoping that stories like this get told all the time because the more we talk about it the more we can help women subject to abuse. We have to be more active in media and our communities so women know they are not alone.