This article was originally published on The Huffington Post by Steven Hoffer on Dec. 14, 2016
Not exactly well done.
Two Kentucky men were arrested on Saturday after they accidentally called 911, tipping off authorities to their alleged plan to rob a BBQ restaurant where the local police chief happened to be dining.
Robert Bourne and David Grigsby were sitting in their car outside of Brothers’ BBQ in Danville when the emergency function on one of their phones inadvertently connected with a 911 dispatcher, according to LEX-18.
The dispatcher listened in to the call and heard the two men allegedly discussing places they might rob, including Brothers’ BBQ. Authorities determined where the call originated and contacted Danville police chief Tony Gray, who, as it turned out, was enjoying a meal inside the mentioned restaurant.
“When we stepped out back to talk, the dispatcher was able to pinpoint the phone, and the call was coming from somewhere in the parking lot at Brothers’. At that time, they located the two suspects sitting in the vehicle,” Gray told the Advocate-Messenger.
It seems that the men may have been sauced while they were making their plans. Bourne and Grigbsy were both charged with public intoxication. Grigsby was also charged with disorderly conduct and possession of an open alcohol container in a vehicle.