PLEASANT, TN (WKRN) – Police said a man pocket-dialed the police which led them to his arrest on drug charges. “We have 911 calls that lead to arrests all the time but not an accidental one,” said Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Michael Hay.
The call that went to 911 Friday night started out like any other call to a police dispatcher, but when no one answered, the operator didn’t hang up. Instead, she stayed on the line listening to a conversation between a man and woman talking about getting high.
Caller: “When it hits you, dude, it makes you feel like tiny little pins are in your body, but it’s like a good feeling not a bad feeling. All these, like, pleasure shivers.”
Police said the call was an accident. “They made what’s known as a ‘butt call,’ but they made it to 911,” said Chief Hay.
The dispatcher traced it to a Mexican restaurant in Mt. Pleasant, where the couple was having dinner. The officer pulled up just as they were leaving and stopped them down the street.
Chief Hay said, “He noticed the passenger, the male subject, was shuffling around putting stuff under the passenger seat, and when he approached the vehicle, he actually observed the passenger drop something in the floor board.”
That something was a small bag of marijuana, according to police. The female driver denied knowing anything about it, but officers say her passenger, 25-year-old Grant O’Connor, admitted the drugs were his.
What he didn’t know is that he had pocket dialed 911 and tipped off the cops.
“Really bad luck, yes,” said Chief Hay. “Really bad luck and actually some really good police work on the stop as well.”