Police: Fla. man arrested after pocket-dialing 911

Dispatchers could hear men talking about selling drugs

John McGlothlen
Published: January 31 2013 | 12:36 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 10:48 am in
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ORANGE CITY, Fla. (AP) - A conversation with two passengers landed a Florida tow truck driver in jail after his cell phone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in.

Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide of Orange City was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why they had been talking about selling drugs.

The Daytona Beach News-Journaláreports deputies were alerted at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday and sent to a location where dispatchers said the phone signal was coming from. From the conversation, dispatchers learned that they were driving a tow truck and heard the name Harry. Deputies pulled over a Harry's Towing truck moments later.

Authorities said deputies found a crack pipe on Dollarhide, who was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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