Man Arrested After Pocket Dialing 911

Maine man with two active warrants arrested after many 'pocket dials'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 24, 2011 9:01 AM CDT
Doesn't anyone know how to lock their phone?   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Another day, another unfortunate pocket-dialing incident: A Maine man wanted for failing to pay fines accidentally helped officers find him when he repeatedly "pocket dialed" 911 while doing yard work, according to police. James Green, 29, was using a backpack leaf blower this weekend when he kept calling 911 without realizing it. Officers were able to determine where the calls were coming from by triangulating the signal from Green's phone. There were two active warrants for Green's arrest for failure to pay fines, according to a local newspaper.

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