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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:35 PM

Fla. man arrested after pocket-dialing 911

ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A conversation with two passengers landed an Orange City tow truck driver in jail after his cell phone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in.

Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why they were talking about selling drugs.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/WhbrCN ) reports deputies were alerted at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday and sent to a location where dispatchers said the phone signal was coming from. From the conversation, dispatchers learned that they were driving a tow truck and heard the name Harry. Deputies pulled over a Harry's Towing truck moments later.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/20880162/fla-man-arrested-after-pocket-dialing-911

Gotta watch them cell phones in your pocket.

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Reply Fla. man arrested after pocket-dialing 911 (Original post)
William769 Feb 2013 OP
trumad Feb 2013 #1
William769 Feb 2013 #2
Lochloosa Feb 2013 #3
Flashmann Feb 2013 #4
Robb Feb 2013 #7
Broken_Hero Feb 2013 #5
William769 Feb 2013 #6
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #9
William769 Feb 2013 #10
ProdigalJunkMail Feb 2013 #11
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #8

Response to William769 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:37 PM

1. If it's just that---tlaking about it..

It will get tossed out quickly.

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Response to trumad (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:40 PM

2. I think he was arrested because of what they found in the truck.

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Response to trumad (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:40 PM

3. He was arrested for the crack pipe in his possession

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Response to trumad (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:41 PM

4. It will get tossed out quickly

Can't 2 or more people discussing an illegal activity be construed as a conspiracy??

I'm not saying I agree with that,in this case,anyway,just that that is what I've been told,many times....

*ETA*.....Posted before seeing this:.....He was arrested for the crack pipe in his possession

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Response to trumad (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:46 PM

7. All they needed was probably cause to pull them over.

If the guy then consented to a search, that's that.

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:42 PM

5. I have pocket dialed 911

about two Xmas's ago. I got a rather heavy bookshelf for my mother in law and I had to man handle the shelf a bit to get it into the truck. About 30 seconds later, before I even got close to opening the truck door I got a call on my phone from a weird number, and it was 911 dispatch asking if everything was okay. I was surprised that I pocked dialed because the phone key pad was still "locked" and I told the dispatch everything was okay, gave her my location and what caused the pocket dial. It was a weird experience, I didn't know you could pocket dial 911 while your phone key pad was locked.

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 12:44 PM

6. I believe you are correct a locked key pad does not prevent dialing 911.

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Response to William769 (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:41 PM

9. on my phone, if you hold down 9 it will dial 911

my 4 year old daughter did it when i handed her my locked phone and the next thing i know she is having a conversation with someone and answering questions. i thought she was having a special moment until she started saying our address...

sP

ON EDIT : this was several years and a couple of phones ago...

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:42 PM

10. Now thats priceless!

I'm sure the person on the other end understood (at least I hope so).

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Response to William769 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:46 PM

11. when i realized what was going on

i got the phone from her (not knowing she was talking to dispatch) and I had to start answering questions. I asked them if they needed to send a car and i would offer a beverage to the responding officer and she laughed and said something to the effect of, "well, I guess if you were a bad guy you wouldn't be ASKING for the police to come" and she thanked me and hung up.

sP

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Response to William769 (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 04:25 PM

8. "He told police the pipe belonged to his father."

I'll bet the Dollarhide residence is quite the merry place today.

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