Transcript for Stupid Criminals: Man Calls 911 in Middle of Meth Deal
-- genre of story for which we have. Deep affection here -- made this stupid criminal starts -- one of our favorites this one's about a guy in Portland Oregon who accidentally called 911. In the middle of a -- deal so what happened next. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When the 911 -- opinion dispatchers initially dismissed it as just another pocket or purse style. They heard this. They're like apple can't you -- Tell -- it hit in the part but it. The call sounded like a drug deal going down. -- Officers traced the phone to an Alley get this just double lock away from the police department. Where they say they busted this man -- Reynolds along with the woman on the phone on drug charges. For an open I want -- called to -- -- to a drug deal. That does not happen very often. But believe it or not this isn't the first time the law has lucked out this way. Washington police -- alleged -- -- -- strong in 2012. After he pocket dialed 9114. Times in January it only took Florida deputies ten minutes to zero in on nineteen year old Matthew dollar hide. -- -- Ordered jail after his chat about allegedly selling prescription drugs was overheard by dispatchers are what -- -- up. -- -- -- Usually -- but dial gets a quick hang up but not from a 911 operators. Keep listening generated Atlantic. Police welcome these dairy air dials from criminals they say it's the next best thing to turning themselves in. But -- dialing 911 is actually become a big problem with some emergency centers reporting more than a third of all incoming calls as accidental. They are asking the law abiding public. Two Lockett before you pocket. The way today they want to be sure that if you're criminal don't love I -- at -- residents. Apparently thank you if I can't.
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