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Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

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Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby jjoyce » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:51 am

Here's one for the books. My guess is it will be the goofy news segment around the country maybe by tonight.

http://www.cityofmadison.com/incidentre ... m?id=12832
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby Peanutbutter » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:32 pm

Druggies are stupid.

The only surprise is that we don't hear about this more often.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:38 pm

I don't have a cell phone, so I've got to ask. How does one "pocket dial" 911? Is there a special button set to speed dial that number?
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:37 pm

Brian A. Johnson

Damn, I thought the AC/DC gig paid better.

Henry Vilas wrote:I don't have a cell phone, so I've got to ask. How does one "pocket dial" 911? Is there a special button set to speed dial that number?

There is an "emergency call" option on the main menu of every phone.

Also, love how once again the report goes into a storytelling narrative. Makes me want to start a fire and mix a drink first.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby jjoyce » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:54 pm

DeSpain is really good at this. I wonder how many PIOs in other cities are better. To that end, buy some DeSpain boxers for the holidays!

http://www.customizedgirl.com/design/9e ... bd_1738973

On the pocket dial: Gotta give credit to the dispatcher. I have to imagine that the 911 pocket dial is pretty common, but the person who took the call had to be patient enough to sit and listen, process what they were hearing and then get the squads rolling.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby snoqueen » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:40 pm

I don't know about all phones but mine hasn't got any emergency call option.

Holdup guys need a Facebook page so they can exchange hints of the trade and post pictures.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:57 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:I don't have a cell phone, so I've got to ask. How does one "pocket dial" 911? Is there a special button set to speed dial that number?


What time does Ozzie and Harriet start, Hank?
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby acereraser » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:58 pm

jjoyce wrote:DeSpain is really good at this. I wonder how many PIOs in other cities are better.


I think the gig has gone to his head a little. I mean, I am glad he's not a robot, but
You see, when the two men got into the SUV, following the retail theft, one of them “pocket dialed.” Not just any number, but 911.

reads like a blog post, not a police incident report.

If he wants to use an authentic conversational tone, he should start cussin' more, or at least use some sort of insults, for example:
You see, when these dillholes got into the SUV, one of them "pocket dialed" motherfucking 911. No shit.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:08 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:I don't have a cell phone, so I've got to ask. How does one "pocket dial" 911? Is there a special button set to speed dial that number?

What time does Ozzie and Harriet start, Hank?

Ms Vilas has a cell or smart phone. Something like that. I'm retired. Don't even wear a watch. Why should I take something along with me, just to be contacted by others? I call it freedom.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby Ned Flanders » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:13 pm

I hear ya Hank.
Pocket dialing = sitting on phone, dialing a number by accident. It happens more often than you think.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby ilikebeans » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:46 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Ms Vilas has a cell or smart phone. Something like that. I'm retired. Don't even wear a watch. Why should I take something along with me, just to be contacted by others? I call it freedom.

Angry Birds on the shitter, Henry. Angry Birds on the shitter.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:58 pm

ilikebeans wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Ms Vilas has a cell or smart phone. Something like that. I'm retired. Don't even wear a watch. Why should I take something along with me, just to be contacted by others? I call it freedom.

Angry Birds on the shitter, Henry. Angry Birds on the shitter.

Video poker for me.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby Madsci » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:46 pm

So you guys wash your electronic devices after you shit? Dirty boys!
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby wallrock » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:31 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Pocket dialing = sitting on phone, dialing a number by accident. It happens more often than you think.

My old Blackberry had a tendency to become unlocked in my pocket and the "P" key must have been the most sensitive. There was an unfortunate Professional Geologist in IL that received more than a few late night pocket calls from bars (thankfully only to his office) just because his contact included the "P. G." behind his name.
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Re: Criminal masterminds pocket dial 911, discuss robbery

Postby kittenwithawhip » Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:13 pm

ilikebeans wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Ms Vilas has a cell or smart phone. Something like that. I'm retired. Don't even wear a watch. Why should I take something along with me, just to be contacted by others? I call it freedom.

Angry Birds on the shitter, Henry. Angry Birds on the shitter.


Oh Good Lord that's disgusting. Next time you try to show me something on your iPhone, please don't be offended if I put on latex gloves first. And use tongs.
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