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911 Pocket Dial

OOPS: Pocket Dial Calls Police To Drug Deal

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Crime

MOLALLA, Ore. -- Police in the Oregon town of Molalla say a dispatcher received a cellphone call and overheard a drug deal taking place. A phone in t...

America's Butts Dial 911 Too Much, Overwhelm Call Centers

Posted 10.10.2012 | Technology

911 operators are getting overwhelmed -- by butt dials. According to a report by The Daily, for every 100 calls made to 911 this year, about 40 wer...

Can A Pocket Dial Ruin A Lifelong Friendship?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.30.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I recently listened to my cell phone messages, and one of them was a "pocket dial" that recorded a conversation between two of my closest friends -- and they were talking about ME!

Ben Muessig

Cops: Man 'Pocket-Dials' Police While Discussing Drug Deal | Ben Muessig | Posted 07.19.2012 | Weird News

A word of warning to would-be drug dealers: If you forget to lock your cell phone you might get locked up. Police in Hall County, Ga. say they have...

'Pocket Dialer' Calls 911 Over And Over, Gets Arrested

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

BANGOR, Maine -- Police in Maine say a man wanted for failing to pay fines accidentally helped officers find him when he repeatedly "pocket dialed" 91...

Suspect Nabbed After Cellphone 'Pocket Dials' 911

AP | Posted 07.05.2011 | Technology

CLAY, N.Y. -- An ill-timed, inadvertent 911 call led police to three larceny suspects overheard planning break-ins in upstate New York. Onondaga Coun...