January 3, 2006
Maybe you shouldn't answer a stolen phone..
Swedish police caught a burglar after he answered a phone he had just stolen and did not hang up, letting them eavesdrop on his getaway ride in a taxi, writes Reuters.
When the police rang the stolen phone, they heard him swearing about the late arrival of a taxi which he had ordered to take him to neighboring Kalix, 37 miles away. "The thief answered the phone but then just put it away without turning it off," said Overtornea policeman Kurt Paavola.
The police tracked down the taxi and arrested the man late Monday.
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