Police officers are always grateful to receive tips about crimes. Two men suspected of theft apparently lent a helping hand in securing their arrests last week.
KIRO-TV says two Monroe, North Carolina criminals were recently arrested after they accidentally butt dialed 911 during a crime.
Dispatchers thought a caller was in distress. They listened in more intently and then realized Maxwell Howard and Jeffrey Bird were at a business discussing what to steal.
Dispatchers sent officers to the business. Cops busted Howard while Bird ran away. Cops recovered $12,000 worth of stolen property.
Monroe Police posted this to their Facebook account:
Note to self: Don’t call 911 while committing crime 🤔
On 5/17/2023 at 3:32 AM officers were dispatched to a 911 call at 4324 Phil Hargett Ct. Dispatchers originally thought the caller was in distress, but quickly realized two people were simply discussing what items were best to steal and which items would be most useful for them to take while accidentally calling 911. The “911 caller” even said he saw the police coming and took off running.
True Crime Stories Out Of North & South Carolina
People are fascinated by true crime. There are countless podcasts, articles, documentaries, and even TikTok videos on the subject. Perhaps it’s the mystery or the relatability to the victims. But whatever it is it is undeniable the prevalence it has in today’s society. And while we (at least I), would like to think these things only happen far away, that’s just not true. In fact, there are multiple instances of true crime stories from North and South Carolina.
Below you will find just a small subset of some of the most famous cases in the Carolinas. Some are extremely recent, others from years ago. Some have been resolved others still have us asking questions. You can find a wealth of information involving these cases online and I’ve referenced documentaries you can watch to learn more as well. As someone who isn’t close to obsessed with the genre, I still went deep down the rabbit hole with some of these cases.
Know of some we missed? Let us know on social media and maybe we will do part two of true crime cases from North and South Carolina.