Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Man arrested after pocket-dialing 911

A man in Bangor, Maine who was wanted on warrants was arrested Saturday after accidentally calling 911 repeatedly on his cell phone.

Shortly before his arrest, James W. Green had been using a backpack leaf blower that  caused his phone to dial 911.

Police were able to pinpoint the location from which calls were coming by triangulating the signals from Green’s cell phone. When officers arrived, they determined that Green was wanted on two active warrants for failure to pay fines. (Info from Bangor Daily News)