As one who carries his phone in his back pocket on the regular, this is one of my great fears. Wait, I’m just worried about accidentally “butt dialing” a friend unaware of what I’m doing or broadcasting to them at the time. I have no fear of accidentally butt dialing 911 while I’m in the process of robbing a place. Perhaps these two Monroe, North Carolina crooks SHOULD have had this trepidation.
On May 17 at 3:30 a.m., a dispatcher with the Monroe Police Department got a life story she’ll be telling forever. At first, it was thought the caller was in distress (according to the department’s Facebook Page below). Officers were sent to the store that was the call’s point of origination.
Upon arrival, officers found one of the accused still there. The other? Well, he fled. Oh, and he was the one who made the butt dial. The two perps had absconded with $12000 worth of metal beams. One of the burglars was arrested and has been charged with felony larceny and possession of methamphetamine.
The fleeing butt dialer did not get away. He was arrested shortly thereafter and charged with one count of felony larceny. Unofficially, he has to be charged with careless stupidity as investigators found, indeed, that his phone had been in his pocket and an emergency 911 button had been accidentally utilized.
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.