Woman uses fake pizza order to call police for domestic violence help

A US woman puzzled police dispatchers by calling up and ordering a pizza - until they realised she was actually pleading for help during a domestic violence incident.

The Ohio woman was with her mother last week when her mum's boyfriend came home drunk and threatened to beat the older woman.

Her mother was then punched and pushed so hard "she fell into the wall behind her," the police report said.

The daughter then pretended to order a pizza in order to call police.

"I would like to order a pizza," she said, and gave a residential address.

"You called 911 to order a pizza?" the dispatcher replied. "This is the wrong number to order a pizza."

"No, no, no, no... you're not understanding," the woman said.

The dispatcher cut her off: "I'm getting you now, OK... The guy still there?"

"Yeah, I need a large pizza," the daughter replied.

The dispatcher then sent officers to the address and told them to make a stealthy approach.

"Caller ordered a pizza, and agreed with everything I said that there was domestic violence going on," he said.

The man allegedly involved, 56-year-old Simon Ray Lopez, was arrested on a domestic violence charge.

According to the police report, he "stated he did not put his hands on the victim, and he only wanted to go to bed".

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