Butt Dial Gets Adults Busted at Teen Party

Someone allegedly got angry about the butt dial, started brandishing a gun
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Butt Dial Leads to Standoff, Arrests
Joseph David Coreau   (York Police Department)

"The butt dial was the reason for our involvement," says Sgt. Luke Ernenwein of Maine's York Police Department, which found itself in a standoff at an underage drinking party early Sunday. Dispatchers received a 911 call and could hear yelling and arguing, but no one spoke to them on the line. Police used cellphone towers to figure out where the call came from and the 45-year-old homeowner ran out to apologize about the accidental call, but she got arrested anyway, for allegedly furnishing alcohol to minors. Police then cleared the house and left ... but they were soon back, the Portland Press Herald reports.

Less than an hour after the accidental 911 call, police got a purposeful 911 call reporting that a man at the home had pointed a firearm at a minor; police returned and learned 36-year-old Joseph David Coreau had allegedly pulled the gun on the kid whose phone was responsible for the butt dial because he was upset it had drawn police to the residence. Coreau was hiding in the attic by the time police arrived; they evacuated the house and waited for the Southern Maine Special Response Team, but Coreau ultimately came out on his own; he was arrested and charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. Police found three loaded guns in the attic, Seacoast Online reports. (More weird crimes stories.)

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