Shoplifting Suspect Caught Thanks to His Own 911 Call

He was mad at 'thugs' (store security)
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2015 4:52 PM CST
Shoplifting Suspect Caught Thanks to His Own 911 Call
Alfonso Aguilar faces shoplifting and assault charges.   (Gwinnett County Sheriff)

In the annals of misguided 911 calls comes this entry from Buford, Ga., where a shoplifting suspect managed to summon the police officers who arrested him. It goes like this: Two security officers at the local Walmart followed Alfonso Aguilar into the parking lot because they say he had stolen several items, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Police say that Aguilar resisted their attempts to detain him, even pulling a knife, and then fled across the street to a Lowe's parking lot. There, he hid behind a truck and called 911.

"Sorry I'm out of breath," he tells the dispatcher, according to a transcript from WXIA Atlanta. "These guys tried to grab me and told me that they were ... but they look like two little thug guys." Police arrived while he was still on the phone, found store items near the truck, and arrested the 42-year-old on charges of shoplifting and aggravated assault. Best part: On the 911 call, he can be heard protesting, "I'm the one that called for help." (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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