Rule one of stealing a car is: never let your cell phone butt-dial the cops. Here's what happened when a pair of hapless criminals's butt-dialing helped the cops crack the case:
The two would be crooks were about to break into a car in Fresno, California when one of the men called 911 from his phone in his pocket.
Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart were about to break into a car when they dialed 911. The dispatcher answered and heard a conversation. Here's some of what he heard:
"I just want to smoke weed so bad right now" and "give me the bolt and give me the hammer just in case," all before hearing glass breaking in the background. [..]
as the officer searched the car, he found property lifted from the vehicle. That's when the officer finally let them in on their mistake.
"We really called 911?" one of the suspects said. "Damn."