Outside Chicago yesterday, a woman got a call from her husband on his cell phone that terrified her into thinking he was in a hostage situation at the school where he works.
She heard scary, seemingly-violent sounds and couldn't get him to respond. So she called 911, and the police in Winnetka, about a half-hour drive north of Chicago, sent the SWAT team to the school, according to the Chicago Tribune
Her husband wasn't there. Neither was there a shooter, nor anything
amiss, as the 30 heavily-armed cops in riot realized after a three-hour
"You know how when you sit on your phone when it's in
your back pocket and it calls the last number that was dialed? His wife
was the last number he'd dialed," Winnetka police chief Joseph De Lopez told the Tribune
. Apparently he was driving around and listening to something fairly upsetting.
weren't any kids at the school, where the butt-dialer works as a school
district employee. Poor humiliated Mr. and Mrs. Butt Dialer's names aren't being
released, and no one's being charged with any crimes, since it was an
honest mistake on everyone's part.
We're left with a burning
question, of course: What the hell was he listening to? We can only
speculate that he's not a big Justin Bieber fan.
Keyguard, folks. It's not rocket science.
Here's a tale that puts your unfortunate drunken butt-dial to Grandma from the bar into perspective.