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We've heard of guys accidentally butt-dialing the cops while they're buying or selling drugs.  This takes BUTT-DIALING IDIOTS to a WHOLE new level.

68-year-old Larry Barnett of Jonesboro, Arkansas owns a car dealership called Legend Motor Company.  And last Thursday, he butt-dialed a former employee . . . just as he was hiring a HITMAN to KILL the guy.

It's not clear why Larry hated him so much that he wanted him dead.  But as the guy listened, he heard Larry tell the hitman where he lived.

Then he heard, quote, "I don't care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it.  I don't care what you have to do, make it look like an accident."

So the guy called the cops.  They came to his house, found his gas stove had been tampered with, and Larry was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder.

 

(ABC 8 - Jonesboro