Guy Butt-Dials 911, Gets Busted for Drugs

He's arrested after authorities overhear his conversation
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 10, 2014 12:52 PM CDT
A man was arrested after allegedly 'butt-dialing' 911 and talking about drugs.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – There's no need for phone-tapping when criminals call the police on themselves. That's what allegedly happened to one Grant O'Connor, 25, WKRN reports: He butt-dialed 911 as he chatted about a dealer and doing drugs, police say. Officials traced the call, which led them to a restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. O'Connor and a friend were leaving the place in the friend's car, which had a light out; police pulled them over, searched the car on the friend's permission, and found pot as well as drug paraphernalia, authorities say. O'Connor was arrested and charged with possession. "This is a first for me," says a local police chief, as the Daily Herald reports. "Most phones lock now. I don’t know what was wrong with his phone, but it worked out for us in the end."

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