A lucky pizza addict had his life saved when his local Dominoes realised he hadn’t ordered anything in eleven days.
Staff at a Salem Domino’s Pizza called 911 after well-known customer, Kirk Alexander, didn’t place his regular order and emergency services found the man on the ground inside his house.
After the 47-year-old didn’t order anything from their restaurant for a few days the staff decided that they’d send a driver round to check on their loyal customer.
Upon arriving though employee, Tracey Hamblen, realised something was wrong because the lights and TV were on, but no one answered the door, The Daily Mail reports.
The quick thinking driver then called 911 while a Domino’s assistant manager, Jenny Seiber, called a non-emergency line.
Marion County sheriff’s deputies soon arrived and heard a man calling for help from inside the house.
The deputies found Mr Alexander inside suffering severe medical problems which threatened his life and he was rushed to the hospital.
The Sheriff’s department have revealed that Mr Alexander is now stable but refused to comment on what medical problems he was experiencing.
Despite this paramedics told local news station KOIN that they believed he had suffered a stroke although it’s not known when he suffered the medical problems.
General manager Sarah Fuller explained that Mr Alexander has been ordering from the Dominoes since 2009 and is an important customer.
He orders every day, every other day. His order pops up on the screen because he orders online. So we see it come across the screen and we’re like, “Oh, Kirk’s order”.
He orders all the time, so we know him. I think we were just doing our job checking in on someone we know who orders a lot. We felt like we needed to do something.
And they say that Pizza’s bad for your health…
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