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Pocket-dialing does in another unsuspecting suspect

When a cell phone "pocket-dialed" 911 all by itself, a Florida tow truck driver became yet another crime suspect to be unwittingly captured by police.
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(CBS/AP) ORANGE CITY, Fla. - The dreaded pocket-dial did in yet another drug suspect in Orange City, Fla. recently.

A confidential-conversation-that-wasn't landed a tow truck driver in jail after his cell phone inadvertently 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-Journal reports 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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