We have all had it happen. You are sitting in a restaurant or walking on the street when you accidentally hit your phone and dial an unintended call. A friend or relative then has to sit and listen to you discussing an order or chatting with a taxi driver. Scott Simon, 24, however, may have the worst butt call story of all. Pompano Beach police say that his phone dialed 911 as he was discussing his plan to kill a man. The police tracked him down just minutes after the man was killed. Presumably, this was a Nokia just fulfilling its promise of “connecting people.”
A police dispatcher recorded a conversation between Simon and another man on May 5th where he discussed how he was going to follow Nicholas Romondo Walker, 33, to his home and kill him.
The call was made shortly before the actual killing. Walker was turning on to the interstate when he was shot multiple times. The car crashed and caught on fire. He died of the gunshot wounds, though police do not believe that Simon actually pulled the trigger as opposed to organizing the hit.
Simon’s butt call may have ended a long criminal career. He has over 15 prior arrests for everything from resisting arrest, cocaine possession with intent to sell, fraud, disorderly conduct, bad checks, and driving violations.
Walker also had a long criminal record. The men apparently had gotten into an argument at a Waffle House.
Now here is the truly amazing thing about this story. Just days before the Fresno Police Department nailed Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart (both 20) after a butt call to 911. The police operator actually tried to get their attention to tell them that they called the police but then heard them discussing crimes to buy “weed” and proceeded to break into a car. The two men were charged with burglary, conspiracy and possession of stolen property.
You can listen to the conversation: here
Source: Sun Sentinel