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Wed April 16, 2014
Police Trace Heavy-Breathing Emergency Caller
Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 4:33 pm
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Police near London received a troubling emergency call. All the dispatcher could hear was heavy breathing. Cops rushed out to investigate, and found the caller running through a yard. It was a dog with a wireless phone in its mouth.
The Belgian Malinois named Layton must have tooth-dialed 999 - Britain's version of 911 - after snatching the phone from its owner. The owner told the Daily Mirror: He's downright naughty, but I would never swap him.
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