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Car Thief Pocket-Dials 911 While Stealing Cars

April 14, 2012 at 4:29 pm by  

Car Thief Pocket Dials 911 While Stealing CarsRenton, WA – I can’t say I’ve had a lot of acquaintances over the years who I would expect to crop up on this site, but if I ever had one, this would definitely be the guy.

Please give a big Dreamin’ Demon welcome to Wesley Strom, 41, and car thief extraordinaire. Wesley, or Wes, as we knew him, has always been an extremely proficient car thief and, while this is not his first time getting busted for this particular hobby, it is certainly the most spectacularly moronic.

His undoing began March 14th, when he inadvertently pocket-dialed 911. It didn’t take long for the dispatcher to realize that they were listening to a crime in progress. ”You pull up, I jump out,” Wes clearly states in the released 911 call. ”I’ll go jiggle a key; I’ll be done in…37 seconds.”

The call lasted for 44 minutes. Although cops were dispatched to the area, and a report of a stolen Toyota 4Runner pinpointed the location for them, police were unable to find both the 4Runner and the thieves. But, don’t worry – they’ll have another opportunity.

A few days later on March 18th, dispatchers received another call; this one, overtly ironic. “You’re freaking out for nothing. They’re not even looking for us. We haven’t done anything yet,” yelled one suspect to another. Police were still unable to locate the thieves.

Wes wasn’t done giving police a chance, however, as another call came in that night. This time, they congratulated themselves for stealing the rims off a woman’s car. Again, police failed to find the suspects, but they did find a stolen car.

Dispatchers were hip to the game, now, so when another call from the same phone came in two days later, they were ready. Police were immediately dispatched to the apartment complex where the call originated. There they found Wes, idling in his own car.

He explained to the officers that there was no problem and that the call was a mistake, completely unaware of his recent call history. He had an unrelated misdemeanor warrant, though, so he was going to be taken in either way.

Upon Wes’ arrival at the jail, Detective Onishi paid him a visit to discuss the stolen cars. He denied everything initially, but caved when Onishi played him the recordings. He’s been charged with two counts of possession of stolen vehicles and is being held on $70,000 bail. Onishi says that, since Wes’ arrest, stolen cars in his district have dropped by half, estimating that Wes was responsible for up to four car thefts a day. I believe it.

He’s pretty skeptical about this incident teaching Wes anything, though, and rightly so. “I can’t imagine this has taught him too much,” Onishi speculates, “except to get a better phone.”

So, Wes, remember that night you taunted me by following me in that stolen 300zx as I walked home from your unsuspecting girlfriend’s house? Joke’s on you, asshole.

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  • Heather_Habilatory

    Hahahaha! Tooo funny! 

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Hey Wes, there’s this feature on most phones called “Crime Mode” er I mean “Airplane Mode.”

  • sherrdbw

    Yea for dumbfucks!!

  • reapre

    I’m at a loss…I open up my phones recent call list all the time (faster than looking through my phone book for commonly called people). I would assume that’s common and he’d notice the 9-1-1′s…

    How’d he “accidentally” butt dial it that many times, all while committing crimes? Unlucky, or conspiracy theory…can’t decide.

  • sherrdbw

    You’re assuming that he has the tiniest amount of intelligence. That’s why he didn’t notice all of the ass-dialed 911.

  • sherrdbw

    Maybe I’m an idiot, but to this day I have zero idea how to dial the cops with my butt. Is there a special button? A secret trick? Has anyone here actually ever done it? Please, tell me, this knowledge might come in handy some time.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     I check my calls, too, but only because I’m paranoid I missed an important call.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     I call people with my purse all the time. Never my butt, though.

  • Wildheart

    I have front pocket (hip?) dialed many people but never the police.  It’s usually the same friend who butt dials me all the time and we just have fun listening to each other’s stupidity. :)

  • sherrdbw

    Is there a single button that automatically dials 911? Do you have to program one?

  • sherrdbw

    Will someone please tell this idiot that mullets are no longer in style. Were they ever in fashion?

  • http://www.facebook.com/malenda.l.mayfield Malenda L. Mayfield

    Business in front, party in back. DUH. 

  • Athena

    What’s amazing is that he’s done it before.  Not 911, but a mutual acquaintance.  Pocket-dialed her several times, occasionally while in the process of stealing a car.  I’m quite glad he didn’t learn a lesson from those incidents, though.  Quite glad.

  • Athena

    It’s actually not a mullet, it’s a ponytail… But a mullet would be more accurate to his character.

  • LuckyMe1384

    Holy crap Athena! Its Dezz by the way. I can believe of all people on this site Wes popped up here! What a dumbass! I love your posts by the way!

  • reapre

    I don’t think it would come automatic…?  Maybe voice assisted dialing recognizes the term “police”, “cops”, “fuzz”, “5-0″ or whatever else people call the cops.  Maybe he was just dumb enough to be talking out loud about police every time his butt hit the “assisted voice dialing” thingy.

  • reapre

    Yes they have a cult following.  My sister’s boyfriend, David owns this book.  I got a kick out of it, then I was slightly horrified that people actually think it looks decent.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Mullet-Hairstyle-Mark-Larson/dp/1582340641

  • Heather_Habilatory

     What’s wrong with his face? Does he have some sort of disorder or something?

  • BluExtacy

    On an android if you have it locked the only thing it will do is dial 911, and when you do it doesn’t show in your call history, I called 911 ON PURPOSE (lol) last night and it isn’t in my history, maybe he has a droid? Has still dumb tho lol

  • pikeman

    Why did he do this? This dude is a fucking idiot! Better to not make any calls when you are stealing cars, let alone to 911!

    I think the joke was on himself. What a fucking idiot! They trace cell phone calls. Hello! McFly! *facepalm*

  • pikeman

    This guy is a close second to the dude who accidentally called the Sherriffs department instead of his buddy to sell him some marijuana. Idiots!

  • pikeman

    It’s called Inbred Hillbilly Disorder. What? You have never heard of it?

  • pikeman

    You know him? Lucky You.

  • pikeman

    You know him? Lucky You.

  • pikeman

    This dude is the Epitome of Idocracy,

  • pikeman

    Now that he’s locked up, a certain village in Washington is missing their idiot.

  • Wends

    Woo, and to think I go driving past Renton every few days now.  XD  I had an opportunity to meet a pro butt-dialer and missed it?  Shucks!

    All in all, this is damned hilarious.  XD  Thanks for making my dull as doornails duty night interesting with local funnies!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     Or the guy who called 911 to ask how much weed he could have and not get in trouble for it.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     Are you sure that’s the medical terminology?

  • Heather_Habilatory

     I programed 911 into my phone as speed dial number 9. I’ve always done that. It’s come in handy a couple times.

  • malq

    I had a guy butt dial me at work. I got to listen to 10 minutes of him pleading for some chick to stick her finger up his ass. He repeatedly said it makes him real hard. I finally yelled in the phone “that’s gay” and hung up.   No idea who he was.  I did feel free to call him back and tell him what happened. LOl

  • JGo555

    Wait. So this dude WAS your friend @AthenaZ:disqus ? I am glad he isn’t now.

    Oh & duh, duh, duh.

    I fucking hate people taking shit it’s not theirs that can fuck up your ability to WORK like their asses can’t/refuse to do so that you are doing your thing LEGALLY. I want to slap him until his face turns the color of his hair permanently.

  • JGo555

    Wish I could give you “rep” for doing it.

  • sherrdbw

    I think that if someone steals your hard-earned stuff, then you should legally be able to rip their head off and shit in their neck.

  • pikeman

    IHD. Absolutely. :-D

  • Zazen

    I see that people who bought that book also bought adhesive bandages that look like bacon.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    I guess his phone was smarter than he was.

  • Athena

    When I was a teenager, he dated one of my best friends.  He was actually a pretty cool guy to hang out with back then.  Then the drugs became an issue.  And, well, you see where that will wind a person.  

    It’s actually become quite sad to me, once the initial hilarity wore off.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Assuming his phone was probably near his ass, I would’ve opted for “CMON BITCH FINGER ME ALREADY”

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    I love your keen insights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/malenda.l.mayfield Malenda L. Mayfield

    I was more weirded out by his neck. Sup wit dat?

  • Sam

    ‘Kay… guy? If you don’t have a chin, please don’t try to fashion one out of beard hair. It does NOT make you look better.

  • Dirk

    “Alcoholic redface” yields surprisingly few Google results.

  • Dirk

    Because “Airplane Mode” allows you to make calls.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    And half the battle is won.

  • CT

    You read my mind.  

  • sugarpie

    Okay, so am I missing something here?  He called 911 4 times and the cops couldn’t find him?  They had his phone number, therefore his name (after the 1st phone call).   

  • Sam

    Not necessarily, if it was an unregistered PAYG phone

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Once I switched to a smart phone I never had a pocket dial again. My phone automatically locks, so how does someone pocket dial now?

  • LoKi4778

     don’t forget the toilet bowl coffee mug…

  • sugarpie

    Oh right, I’m not being a very good criminal today.  See I was missing something ; )

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-Bennett/1803988499 Shannon Bennett

    Ultimate fail lol!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     FuqifIknow!

  • LuckyMe1384

    I wouldn’t say i KNOW him but we hung out with his little brother and often saw him. Needless to say Renton is missing thier idiot.

  • Zazen

    I’ve been told I have a gift, so I’m being very generous and sharing it with the world.

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