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Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught

Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911; NY Suspects Caught

Associated Press

May 05, 2011

CLAY, N.Y. (AP) – An ill-timed, inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York.

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says police already looking for a suspicious person got the unlikely assist when one of the men “pocket dialed” his cellphone’s emergency number while driving near the scene of an earlier heist.

As a dispatcher relayed the conversation to deputies, the men discussed their plans, described their surroundings and even commented, “there go the cops now.”

Walsh says that was enough for a deputy to turn around and stop the Kia Sportage full of tools stolen from a business in the Syracuse suburb of Clay. The dispatcher then heard the driver being asked for his license and registration.

The men arrested April 26 face grand larceny and stolen property charges.

(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    mpd567

    over 3 years ago

    126 Comments

    Great job by the dispatcher and the officers.

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    RetCincyDisp

    over 3 years ago

    164 Comments

    LOL! Guess it never occurred to these geniuses to lock the phone! I love it!

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    BPD425

    over 3 years ago

    62 Comments

    It's people with this level of intelligence that keeps Police Officers fully employed.

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    LAWMANTUKES

    over 3 years ago

    6976 Comments

    "BEAUTIFUL..!!!!!!!!"

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    Daysend

    over 3 years ago

    902 Comments

    The new Iphone event fights crime. Yeah, theres an App for that.

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    DDemlong

    over 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    awesome, good job guys/ girls

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    bumperdog831

    over 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    hahahahahah nice one

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    Tassin_2164

    over 3 years ago

    120 Comments

    You just cant make $h!+ like this up LMAO

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    coshane220

    over 3 years ago

    682 Comments

    Karma is a BIATCH!!!

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    CL2K10

    over 3 years ago

    62 Comments

    HAHAHAHAHA.

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    lilweir09

    over 3 years ago

    126 Comments

    This is awesome! Now, If only all criminals would butt dial 911...

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10638 Comments

    Gotta love 911 butt dialing!

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Come to Poppa............little fish. The frying pan is ready.

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    Jamie42

    over 3 years ago

    280 Comments

    This really funny and excellent police work also, as the conversation the perps were having targeted them for stop and arrest. Always nice when they come to you, like trout on a hook.

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    TearsofPower

    over 3 years ago

    198 Comments

    Karma is all I have to say. This is great wish all suspects could be caught this way. Although I'm sure glad for the job security in my job.

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