Monday, February 2, 2009

Fake 911 call helps drug burglars

A fake 911 call about a shooting outside of Love’s travel stop in Chouteau, Oklahoma left burglars enough time to rob a pharmacy early Sunday morning.

The caller stated someone was shot behind Love’s and there was blood all over the place. The caller said the person could be found where the trucks park.

Chouteau Officer T.J. Cox and other deputies responded to the area and began questioning nearby truckers. “No one had seen or heard anything,” said Assistant Chief Lynn Hershberger.

The officers and deputies walked the lot and field nearby when they got a call that an alarm was activated at Chouteau Pharmacy. Hershberger said that’s when the officers knew the shooting call was a set-up.

“Love’s is at the south end of town and the pharmacy is at the north,” said Hershberger. “They tried to get (officers) as far away as possible and get ‘em tied up a little bit.”

Officers raced to their vehicles and headed toward the pharmacy, but no one was on site by the time they arrived. The thief took morphine pills. “They knew where they were going and what they were getting,” said Hershberger. No other medications had been taken. (info from Pryor Daily Times)

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