Kidnapped Mother Saved By Unlikely Hero

In Highlands County, Florida, a woman was being held hostage in her home with her children. She was able to save herself and her children by texting a secret message to Pizza Hut as she placed an order online.

A Pizza Hut in Avon Park reportedly received the message on Monday at 3:40 p.m. from a female customer they recognized. The order requested a small hand-tossed classic pizza with pepperoni. A message was also sent that read "Please help. Get 911 to me."

Candy Hamilton, the restaurant's manager, said, "We've never seen that before. I've been here 28 years and never, never seen nothing like that come through." Pizza Hut employees immediately called the Highlands County Sheriff's Office, who responded to the location on the food order.

Treadway told police her boyfriend, Ethan Nickerson, had been holding them and two other children hostage in her home for the entire day until she was able to convince him to let her order a pizza.

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. The children were not harmed.

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