WTF Florida Friday: How a Butt Dial Busted a Meth Ring

A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This morning, that includes a meth-busting butt dial, bathroom beer chugging, and the worst reason to call the cops.

Butt Dial Accidentally Breaks Up Meth Ring

This past Saturday, Donna Knope, 55, Jason Knope, 32, and Thomas Stallings, 41, were sitting around a Volusia County home talking about all things meth. Except apparently one of the three accidentally butt-dialed 911 during the discussion. A 911 operator answered and instead of hearing details of an emergency, overhead people talkin' 'bout meth.

Police were able to determine the trio's location and arrived to find them cooking a batch of meth. They were arrested.

Man Tries to Use 911 as Taxi Service

That last tale involved an accidental call to 911, but Jonathan Ray, 34, of Vero Beach, knew exactly what number he was dialing. In late August, Ray initially came into contact with police at a gas station and told them he had been robbed. Police quickly determined Ray had in fact not been robbed and was just trying to get a ride back home.

Sure enough, a few hours later, Ray called 911 to report he was "messed up" and needed a ride to his home. The dispatcher told him to call 411 to get the number of a taxi service, but then Ray called back to report that a gas station owner tried to beat him up. Police arrived again, only to find Ray was in fact not beaten up. He explained that no taxi would pick him up. Amazingly, police let him off again, and it wasn't until he called 911 asking for a taxi again that he was arrested.

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Kyle Munzenrieder

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