"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.