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Man busted when mom calls phone he forgot at burglary

Don’t you just hate it when your mom calls at the worst possible moment? Like when you just burglarized a house and accidentally left your phone behind on the counter?

That’s what happened to an aspiring criminal in Lake Palm, Fla., recently, according to the Sun Sentinel.

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The local sheriff’s office reports that investigators were at a recently burglarized home when a phone that had been left behind on the kitchen counter began ringing. The name on the screen: "mom."

A cop answered, asked the woman who the phone belonged to and got a name. When police tracked that person down, it turned out to the be the 19-year-old man. He had a stolen phone and gun, and his female companion had a whole bunch of stolen jewelry. Everything in the stash came from the house where the phone had been left behind.

I feel obliged to say here that the obvious lesson from this story is to not lead a life of crime.

But there’s also this: just don’t bring your phone to burglaries. The NSA is probably tracking you, but if not, your mom will surely find a way to ruin your poorly thought-out plans.

— Jim Dalrymple II



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