Pocket-dial lands tow truck driver in jail

Matthew Dollarhide arrested on drug charge after accidental call

Published On: Jan 31 2013 07:50:17 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 31 2013 08:43:05 AM EST
Matthew Dollarhide
ORANGE CITY, Fla. -

A conversation with two passengers landed an Orange City tow truck driver in jail after his cellphone pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers listened in.

Authorities say 19-year-old Matthew Dollarhide was surprised when a Volusia County Sheriff's deputy pulled him over on Tuesday and asked why they were talking about selling drugs.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports deputies were alerted at 9:42 p.m. Tuesday and sent to a location where dispatchers said the phone signal was coming from.

From the conversation, dispatchers learned that they were driving a tow truck and heard the name Harry. Deputies pulled over a Harry's Towing truck moments later.

Deputies found a crack pipe on Dollarhide. He was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He told police the pipe belonged to his father.