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Alleged Thieves Arrested After Pocket-dialing 911 (VIDEO)

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 Police in Wisconsin's capital city barely had to try to catch a pair of unlucky suspected thieves because Jason S. Hamielec, 29, and Brian A. Johnson, 28, accidentally pocket-dialed 911 and the dispatcher heard their plans to fence the goods while driving away from the scene of the crime.
Police in Wisconsin's capital city barely had to try to catch a pair of unlucky suspected thieves because Jason S. Hamielec, 29, and Brian A. Johnson, 28, accidentally pocket-dialed 911 and the dispatcher heard their plans to fence the goods while driving away from the scene of the crime.

MADISON, Wis. -- Police in Wisconsin's capital city barely had to try to catch a pair of unlucky suspected thieves.

Madison police say two men in their late 20s stole DVDs and computer games from a Target store Tuesday and discussed their plans to fence the goods while driving away.

Investigators say the duo didn't realize one of them had accidentally pocket-dialed 911. A dispatcher listened in for nearly an hour as they discussed what they had stolen and where they might sell it. Police say they even described their vehicle.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the pair decided to sell their goods at a video store. When they pulled into the store's parking lot, officers surrounded their vehicle with guns drawn.

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