Conn. man accidentally dials 911 while stealing

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Posted: Mar 26, 2012 12:35 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2012 12:35 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: 911, stealing, Connecticut, cellphone, scrap metal, WBRZ

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. - Authorities say a Connecticut man accidentally dialed 911 from his cellphone while stealing about 700 pounds of scrap metals.

Police say the 46-year-old man was arrested after the robbery from a Southington merchant.

WFSB-TV reports he was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal trespassing and sixth-degree larceny. He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear in court April 2.

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