This is why you should always lock your phone before you put it in your pocket. Because usually when you accidentally ‘butt dial’ someone, nothing happens. But there’s always the possibility something insane like this might go down.
On Monday, around 5:00 P.M., some guy whose name hasn’t been released accidentally butt dialed his wife on the way home from his job as an administrative employee at Carleton Washburne Middle School in Winnetka, Illinois. His wife could hear him talking, and it sounded muffled because the phone was in his pocket.
But for some reason, she jumped to the conclusion that there was a hostage standoff at the school, and her husband was in danger.
So she called 911. The police responded by sending out a 30-person swat team to the middle school.
Just as the swat team was arriving, the man got home. His wife was still on the line with 911, reporting the muffled sounds she could hear.
She quickly figured out what had happened, and the swat team left the building. The police interviewed both the man and woman and decided there wasn’t any criminal intent, so no charges were filed.