Accidental 911 call leads to suspects

December 29, 2008 4:59:59 PM PST
An accidental phone call led police right to car thieves in action early Monday. Police say three men were stripping cars when one of them unknowingly dialed 911.

The call came in around 3:00 Monday morning to Orange County's new state of the art 911 facility.

There was no one on the line, just a lot of rattling.

What dispatcher Milo Moore didn't yet know was that six-and-a-half miles away, three individuals were busy stripping three cars.

At one point the suspects can be heard talking, and then one mentions taking the front tires.

Moore called the Middletown police while pinging the suspect's cell phone to get as accurate a location as possible.

Police responded to the industrial area where, after a brief foot chase, they arrested Andre Price, Fabian Corley and Xavier Jenkins.

Moore is a ten-year 911 veteran and a retired police officer who says his cop instincts kicked in.

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