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Calif. Suspects Butt-Dial 911 During Robbery

May 20, 2013  | 

Accidentally butt dialing someone is embarrassing or inconsequential to most, but for two Fresno, Calif., men, their cell phone mishap landed them in jail.

The call, which went to 911, started like any other call to the police dispatcher, with the operator asking, "What is your emergency?"

But when no one answered, the operator didn't hang up, instead staying on the line and listening to the pair, who police identified as Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart, both 20, as they talked about wanting to do drugs. It wasn't long before the conversation turned to breaking into a car.

"Get the bolt and give me the hammer just in case," one of the two voices on the phone said.

Read the full ABC News story.

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