I'll admit that when I'm cruising along in my car and Tu Pac comes on the radio, I crank up the volume as loud as my car stereo will allow. I never thought that would result in the SWAT team being sent out to intervene. Of course, I'm also not married to the most paranoid nut job on planet earth.
Unfortunately for one school administrator in Illinois, he IS married to the most paranoid nut job on planet earth. On his way to a school board meeting, said administer was busting some rap on the radio when he accidentally but dialed his wife. The wife, hearing 'gangster like lyrics' jumped to the ridiculously moronic conclusion that her husband had been taken hostage in his office and called the police.
I'm not sure exactly what the woman said to police, but they believed her and dispatched three helicopters and a SWAT team to the school. Needless to say that when a team of SWAT officers wielding automatic weapons kicked in the doors of the school board meeting, the husband was pretty embarrassed.
That's when you know it's time to upgrade to a smartphone, where butt dialing is virtually impossible thanks to touch screens that go dark when not in use.
Butt dialing and police involvement isn't that uncommon. According to a 2002 FCC study between 25-70 percent of all 911 calls originating from cell phones are accidental dials. Granted, that is a massive margin for error there, but even on the low end, that's a staggering figure. The lesson here is upgrade to a touch screen and don't put your phone in your back pocket.
Posted by David Yi, Social Media and SEO Assistant at Wireless Emporium