STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom — This gives whole new meaning to the phrase BUM-bling burglars.
A pair of extremely unlucky thieves had the bad fortune of accidentally butt-dialing police right as they were in the middle of burglarizing a home in England.
An operator reported the call to police and stayed on the line while authorities rushed to the scene.
“Whilst committing a burglary one of the bungling burglars has accidentally sat on his phone & dialled 999,” Staffordshire Police Chief Inspector John Owen posted on Twitter. “We received a call detailing all of their antics up to the point of hearing our patrols arrive to arrest them.”
Owen then mocked the pair with a GIF from the film “Home Alone,” which showed one of the film’s hapless burglars sticking his head through a doggy door.
Police arrested two men, aged 49 and 42, in connection with the incident.