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Cops: Pocket dial, low battery led to Ohio burglar's capture

3:22 PM, Feb 7, 2013   |    comments
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SIDNEY, Ohio -- Authorities in Ohio say a pocket-dialing prowler got himself arrested after his cellphone turned informant.

Twice.

Investigators say an emergency operator traced an accidental 911 call on Tuesday night to a home in Sidney, about 60 miles northwest of Columbus.

Shelby County sheriff's deputies dispatched to check on the house found a window forced open.

They arrested Douglas Wolaver, of Piqua, inside.

The sheriff's office says Wolaver was found in a bathroom after his phone's low-battery alert led deputies to his hiding place.

Wolaver is charged with breaking and entering.

A phone listing for him was disconnected.

Associated Press

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