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Alleged Oklahoma burglar accidentally dials 911 during break-in

July 16, 2013 at 5:16 PM   |   Comments

MCALESTER, Okla., July 16 (UPI) -- An alleged intruder in McAlester, Okla., accidentally dialed 911 on the cellphone in his pocket while he and a colleague burglarized a home, police said.

"There was a 911 call made by an individual who was breaking into a residence ... . We believe the 911 call was made accidentally by pocket dialing. The two burglars were discussing what they were taking from the house," Pittsburg County, Okla., Undersheriff Richard Bedford said.

Emergency dispatchers listened to the conversation, Bedford added.

After arriving at the house after the alleged burglars left, police followed the trail to a jewelry store, where one of the suspects was arrested inside. Police identified him as Payton Brewer, 23, the son of the town's fire chief, the McAlester News-Capital reported.

Brewer was charged Monday with felony counts of burglary and concealing stolen property.

The suspect who unwittingly called 911 had not been identified, the newspaper said.

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