Burglars Pocket-Dial 911, Get Busted

Which is really inconvenient when you've got stolen property in the car
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2011 1:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Don’t you just hate when you accidentally pocket-dial someone? Well, imagine that happened while you were planning burglaries—and the number you dialed happened to be 911. That’s what happened to three Syracuse men last week. An operator listened as the men discussed a spree of burglaries they were planning, bandying about various potential targets, police tell the Post Standard.

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The men even helpfully commented on their surroundings—they were driving through a suburban town—leading police straight to them. Police found and stopped the car, and found stolen property inside, a police spokesman said. The three men were charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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