Cellphone in pocket calls cops while kid brags about robberies

Cellphone in pocket calls cops while kid brags about robberies
Remember that story we reported about the mugger who sent a picture of himself to his victim who then had the guy busted? Here is a story about someone with even fewer brain cells. The Phoenix New Times reported about a 16 year old from Peoria who was running off his mouth, trying to impress his pals by telling them how he recently stole some items from a car. As he was bragging, the cellphone in his pocket somehow dialed 911 and the cops were able to hear the kid discuss that a stereo in the car was bolted down and how he had to rip it out. Click on the source link to hear the police recording of the phone call, during which the robber's friends talk about how unimpressed they were with a stolen Cricket phone and how they wished it had been a BlackBerry. Using triangulation of the cellular signal, the good guys were able to get a location on the perp and he was caught with a stolen car stereo in his hands. Ultimately, he was released to the custody of his parents and was charged with felony vehicle burglary for which he will be tried in juvenile court.

source: Phoenix New Times via Phonedog



1. att_agent

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 26, 2009


2. BigRed83

Posts: 144; Member since: May 19, 2008

Hey! You! Out of the gene pool!

3. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

lmao @ him...

4. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

I definitely do not believe this, what are the odds that the phone would randomly dial 911, AND that in that moment in time the kid happen to be bragging to his friends about these events...

5. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It was a stolen Cricket phone, many phones when out of minutes allow "emergency only" calls. I agree it does seem pretty hard to believe but it's possible. Anyone dumb enough to be stealing steros and phones is deffinetly dumb enough to get caught like this.

6. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Maybe it was speed dial one or something similar.

10. TestManVZW

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 14, 2009

Especially if your stealing a cricket phone.... lol. Maybe it was bar shaped and the last call on the phone was too 911. Pretty unlikely that something like this would happen, but I wouldnt say its impossible.

7. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

crime fighting techology FTW

8. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I dissent...cops are not good guys. Personally for me, a cop has never done anything for me that I couldn't do for myself. In fact I would argue, that this kid's stupidity is the ONLY reason the property was recovered and he was caught. I doubt fingerprints were taken and any kind of realistic detective/police measure done to aid in catching the perp and recovering said stolen property. I had my house broken into and literally thousands of dollars in goods and money stolen, and all the lousy cops did was come and take down a report. No fingerprinting or anything. Hell, they didn't even want detailed descriptions of what was taken! It was a total joke and for all the time I wasted reporting it, I might as well have been at work making money to replace my property. Insurance reimbursement was decent, but even that was a fight! Our police state is only in place for gov't in social control, financial income (ticket writing) and protection of gov't property!

9. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

@YourMomCannotAffordVZW: It's a cited news story out of a Phoenix paper, dumb ass. you don't believe it... what a moron. Go look it up.

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

maybe phonearena misinterpreted the words

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