A Seattle-area man was busted for car theft after he mistakenly dialed 911 multiple times from inside vehicles he had stolen and discussed his plans for more thefts, Q13 Fox reports.
Police say 40-year-old Wesley Strom called 911 on accident and discussed his car thefts at least four times before they were finally able to track him down.
In the initial call on March 14, Strom could be heard discussing with his passenger how he planned to steal more cars, indicating he had already stolen at least one. Police were able to track the location of the call but not the stolen vehicle.
When a gray Toyota 4-Runner was later reported stolen, police connected that car to the call.
On March 18, police say Strom accidentally called 911 again, twice. Lo and behold Strom discussed a 4-Runner he had allegedly stolen, now being used as means to steal other cars.
Strom argued with his accomplice over their plans to steal rims, and suggested they steal rims, put them in the 4-Runner and drive off.
When police tracked the call, they found an abandoned Honda with missing custom rims, which had been reported stolen. Still, they were unable to find Strom.
Officers were finally able to track Strom down after his fourth call on April 1st. They say he admitted to stealing the 4-Runner, Honda and other cars, and remains in custody.
Officers say Strom admitted to them his phone was prone to mistakenly calling 911.