If you didn’t already believe technology can actually be bad in some ways, think again. According to the Pigeon Express, two burglars were just arrested after one of them accidentally sat on his phone and dialed 9-1-1 during the break-in… therefore calling the cops on themselves.
Yeah… and people always wonder why I prefer to chill with my dudes WITHOUT cell phones. SMH. It’s almost like we’ve FORGOTTEN how to talk to one another. SMH.
Doesn’t it feel that way sometimes? I think so.
The incident occurred in the UK’s Staffordshire country last week. Police said the arrest of the two robbers took place minutes after receiving the inadvertent call.
The officers were able to listen in to the conversation all the way up until the police were arrived on the scene.
John Owen, a cop on the scene, referred the two criminals as “the world’s unluckiest burglars.”
Those are some harsh words, John! But I gotta say… I do agree.
Yup. Sorry, but I can’t say, but this situation doesn’t surprise me. If you know me as well as all of my best friends do, you’d know I’ve been saying this for months now: Cell phones — and technology in general — can be seriously messed up.
And it’s not just because they ruin your robberies sometimes. There are countless other examples of how technology is not always the great, awesome miracle we automatically assume it is:
A Quick Example Of How Technology Can Actually Be Messed Up, Besides Thwarting Burglars:
• A lot of technology takes you out of the moment, and sometimes that makes you seem rude. You ever talk to one of your good friends while they’re staring at their phone and not listening to you? And you have to repeat yourself kind of louder? It’s so annoying.
Anyway, I could easily rattle off a bunch more examples if I had more time, but I don’t right now.
In conclusion, I don’t feel bad for these robbers at all. I don’t care if they rot in jail for the rest of the natural-born lives. Personally, I believe that if you’re so dependent on your cell phone that something like THIS happens, your priorities are simply wack. Sorry, pal. Thank you. Goodbye.