Man Butt-Dials 911 While Discussing Murder Plans

Scott Simon charged with first-degree murder after Waffle House dispute

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 23, 2013 8:43 AM CDT | Updated May 26, 2013 8:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – You know that person at the top of your contact list, the one most likely to get an unintended call from your butt? Well, if you're the murderous type, make sure that number isn't 911. This lesson comes too late for Scott Simon, who unintentionally dialed 911 while still frothing with rage over a late-night dispute at a Waffle House in Florida. In the recording, Simon is heard saying that he intends to follow the man he was arguing with to his house and shoot him, the Miami Herald and South Florida Sun Sentinel report.

That man, Nicholas Walker, was indeed shot and killed mere minutes later, while he was pulling his car onto I-95. Simon was arrested Tuesday over the May 5 incident, and while police don't think he actually killed Walker, he's been charged with first-degree murder because they believe he orchestrated the hit. "This is a first for me," a police spokesman said. "Criminals say crazy things all the time, but I've never seen anyone call a recorded line."

Scott Simon's booking photo.
Scott Simon's booking photo.   (Broward County Sheriff's Office)
Don't you hate it when your butt unintentionally dials 911?
Don't you hate it when your butt unintentionally dials 911?   (Shutterstock)
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