Pizza Hut App Is a Real Life-Saver…Literally

A woman held hostage in Florida used a Pizza Hut ordering app to help her and her children escape from being held hostage.

Cheryl Treadway was allegedly held captive by her boyfriend at knife point along with her three children.  Somehow she convinced the man to let her use her cell phone to order a pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut.

 She left a message under the comments section asking them to send help and call 911 as they were being held hostage. When her order came in, the employees of the local Pizza Hut knew who she was because she was a frequent customer, and her message worried the workers.

Pizza  Hut called the police and help was sent to her home in Highland County. She told the responding officers that her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, remained in the house and was armed with a knife and that her other two children were still inside with him. They took her to a safe place and persuaded Nickerson to come outside the home peacefully. After twenty minutes he came outside and the children  were removed from the house to safety.

Nickerson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, without intent to kill, battery, false imprisonment, and obstructing justice by depriving communication to law enforcement.