A New York man who thought he had phoned a dealer to buy drugs dialled the wrong number and got the sheriff’s “Crime Stoppers” line instead.
Erie County Sheriff’s Detective Alan Rozansky took the call around noon on Monday and answered with his usual “Crime Stoppers” greeting.
But the caller apparently didn’t hear the greeting and told Mr Rozansky he was looking “to score” drugs.
The officer said he was surprised but played along and arranged a meeting with undercover officers. Police didn’t arrest the caller but used him as an informant to lead them to another transaction taking place down the road.
There, police arrested a 35-year-old woman trying to sell her prescription painkillers to a man.
The careless caller is off the hook – for now.