Man pocket-dials 9-1-1 on his handset, talks drugs and is busted

Man pocket-dials 9-1-1 on his handset, talks drugs and is busted
Some days it doesn't even pay to get out of bed. Tuesday was such a day for 19 year old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City, Florida. A tow truck driver, Dollarhide was surprised when he was pulled over in his tow truck by a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy. He was stunned when the officer asked Dollarhide why he was talking about selling drugs. After all, Dollarhide had what he thought was a private conversation with a passenger in his truck.

As it turns out, Young Mr. Dollarhide had stuffed his cellphone in his pocket and pocket-dialed 9-1-1 before discussing a drug transaction with this passenger. Besides hearing the conversation about selling drugs, the dispatcher heard that the call was coming from a tow truck and heard the name Harry. Dispatch put out a call at 9:42am with the location that the call originated from, and a truck with the name "Harry's Towing" was quickly pulled over.

Deputies found a crack pipe on Mr. Dollarhide and he was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. There is no word if the phone earned a reward for passing along information that led to the arrest.

source: NYPost

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15 Comments

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Huh...this is funny. iPhone will lead you anywhere even without the map. :D

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

(...with reference to the thumbnail of the phone.)

2. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

that's hilarious or weird or Artificial Intelligent Phone i cant figure out @_@

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

why do ppl put their phones in their back pockets??? stop sitting on your phone and you wont pocket dial

5. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Nowhere in the article does it say the man had an iPhone. In fact, it's hard to pocket dial a number on a touchscreen phone.

6. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Really?

7. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

dude it's a touchscreen maybe he did not lock it when he put it in his pocket.

8. Juan_Gomez

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

I always pocket dial with my touchscreen phone lol

10. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Talk about the odd of butt-dialing 911, this guy should buy a lottery ticket now

11. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

REMEMBER! that iPhone is can do smell test. Now, this iPhone can smell or can hear you conversation about something then it's automatically dail 911 to Sheriff and come to visit you. Theres you go your privacy already in the hand of government and later on, this thing does have to dail 911 but the cop will showed up at your front door.

13. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Siri is the snitch!!!

12. megan23247

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

This dude was an idiot but it sounds to me like this town has nothing else going on to keep themselves busy. Dumb!!

14. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Bull! This is happening way to often now, everyone that pocket dials 911 by accident seem to have been committing a crime at the time also so I say bull. Maybe government agents snooping in on smartphone owners if there's crime happening they remote dial the cops from their phones for a location fix.

15. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

What are the odds that you're gonna pocket-dial 911?

16. samystic

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 25, 2012

proof that smartphones are for these dumbasses samystic

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