A 42-year-old Elizabeth, New Jersey, man has been indicted on burglary charges, after an accidental 911 call allegedly revealed his robbery schemes, it emerged Thursday.
Officials described the 911 call as something ‘commonly referred to as a “butt dial”‘.
Later in the day, cops received a call of a burglary in the county.
Operators heard him chatting with an alleged accomplice chat about breaking into homes, stealing goods and emptying drawers.
Meanwhile, police confirmed that the cell phone from which the errant call into the county’s communication center, which handles 9-1-1 calls, had recently been assigned to Esser, authorities said.
Esser, 42, was indicted in Somerset County Superior Court on burglary, theft and other charges in connection with burglaries in Branchburg and Stafford townships and Berkeley Heights.
An investigation soon followed with detectives trailing Esser’s vehicle and ultimately arresting the 42-year-old.
He’s jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Esser was pulled over on Garden State Highway. Police said that they found jewelry, electronic devices, a PlayStation 4 console, a.38 Caliber handgun, U.S. Bonds worth around $11,300 and burglary tools after conducting a search of his vehicle.