February 3, 2009

Police: 911 caller was dealing drugs

Police in Cleveland said a man who dialed 911 wound up in jail after he allegedly made a drug deal while the dispatcher was listening.

Investigators said the man dialed the emergency number at about 10:40 p.m. Saturday and hung up after telling a dispatcher that two men with guns were watching him near the intersection of West 44th and Clark Avenue, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday.

The dispatcher called the man back to get a description of the suspects and during the conversation, the man asked the dispatcher to hold on and made a drug deal that could be heard from the other end of the line, police said.

What you need? A 10-pack? A 10-pack, alright, a voice could be heard saying. Police said 10-pack is slang for a bundle of heroin.

The dispatcher contacted police and told them the caller was in front of the Pit Stop selling drugs it seems like.

The 20-year-old suspect was found with crack cocaine in his pants. Police said there was no sign of the gunman.

He asked for help, Patrolman James Simone said. We came and arrested him. It's amazing.