Christopher A. Pilarski Calls Cops For Help, Gets Arrested

08/14/2013 10:51 am ET

This wasn't the sort of help Christopher A. Pilarski was looking for.

The 38-year-old man stayed late Thursday night at the Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve near Crete, Ill. He returned to his car only to find the gate locked, so he called the police.

Not long after, cops say they found 19.6 grams of cocaine in his blue Dodge Durango, CBS Chicago reported.

The website reports that Pilarski had admitted to driving his car on the trails, which is not allowed. That's when he agreed to let officers search his car.

Officers say they found the cocaine behind the stereo and arrested Pilarski for drug possession.

This isn't the first time an alleged thief was arrested after calling the cops.

Just last month, a pair of hapless burglary suspects in McAlester, Okla., were arrested after one of the men inadvertently butt-dialed police and discussed the crime without realizing the cops could hear them.

Back in April, Matthew Devore of Logansport, Ind., called 911 and told dispatchers he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road.

In February, Douglas Wolaver, of Piqua, Ohio, was arrested during a break-in despite hiding in a bathroom because his phone's low-battery alert led deputies to him.

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