When stupid criminals call 911 it’s never good. Here are a few hilarious examples of what happens when these criminal masterminds decide to use the phone.
IS GROWING MARIJUANA LEGAL?
When most criminals are unsure if their activities rise to the level of illegality, you’d think they would seek out the advice of an attorney, right? Well, not 21 year-old Robert Michelson from Connecticut. I guess he thought it might be a bit pricey to seek out legal advice the traditional way. So instead he decided to call information….911. Unfortunately for him he was off by 5 numbers. In most states, information is still 411.
Michelson called a 911 dispatcher and confessed that he was growing marijuana, but apparently he wasn’t trying to turn himself in. He simply wanted some legal advice on the penalties and fines for growing pot.
“I’m reporting a possible crime,” Michelson said, “I’m growing marijuana and I want to know how much trouble I can get in for one plant.”
After the dispatcher stopped laughing, she told him it depended on the size of his plant. Unbeknownst to Michelson, the police have, in their possession, some space age technology that allows them the capability of tracing 911 calls and tracking down the caller. Who knew? So as it turned out, it didn’t take long for the cops to show up at the stoned genius’s house and arrest him for possession, as well as several other charges.
The bad news for Michelson is he’ll be spending some time in the local jail. The good news is he got an answer to his question and didn’t have to pay for an attorney to get it.
CALLING 911 FROM THE HOME HE BROKE INTO
Who is the dumbest criminal ever? This guy!! Meet Timothy Chapek, 25 from Portland Oregon. He thought it’d be a great idea to break into someone’s house and……..take a shower! That alone is enough to get him into the stupid criminal top 10, but his next move may send him straight to number one. While he was lathering up with a loofha, he heard the homeowner return home. So what does he do next? Hide in the house? Climb out a window and run away? No, he decided to call 911.
The following is a transcript from the hilarious call:
Burglar: “I just broke in to a house, and the owners came home!”
911 operator: “Wait, you broke into a house?”
Burglar: “They can hear me.”
At this point the homeowner, Hillary McKenzie, arrives and can be heard on the call.
Hillary McKenzie: “Why are you in my house talking a shower?”
Burglar: “I’m sorry. My name is Timothy Chapek.”
McKenzie: “Why are you in my shower?”
Clark: “I broke in…”
McKenzie: “Alright, I am calling the police.”
Clark: “I have already called them, they are on the phone, right now.”
<strong>She eventually called the dispatcher from her cell phone.
McKenzie: “He’s in the bathroom, the door’s shut, and he said he is there, and I said (laughing), ‘who the hell are you?.”
911 operator: “Did he sound like he was high or drunk?”
McKenzie: “Well, he is obviously nuts.”
Chapek was charged with trespassing, and he becomes the latest in a long line of stupid criminals who have called 911 on themselves.