Posted by: Idioma Extra | February 24, 2010

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The Weird and the Wonderful

Cops: Fla. thieves overheard after misdialing 911
From http://www.msn.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Police say two Florida teenagers are facing charges after 911 dispatchers heard them talking about breaking into cars when one teen’s cell phone accidentally called 911 during the heist.

Daytona Beach police say 19-year-old Stefanie Vargas and a 13-year-old are charged with burglary to a conveyance.

Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt says dispatchers listened as the pair discussed what was worth taking while rummaging though a vehicle parked near a Daytona Beach nightclub early Sunday.

Officers went to the area and spotted the 13-year-old inside a vehicle. A police report says the teen tried to flee in a sport utility vehicle driven by Vargas. The report says both admitted to the robbery.

It’s unclear how the number got dialed.

Word of the Day

Main Entry: rum·mage
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): rum·maged; rum·mag·ing
Etymology: 2rummage
Date: 1582
intransitive verb
1 : to make a thorough search or investigation
2 : to engage in an undirected or haphazard search
transitive verb
1 : to make a thorough search through : ransack <rummaged the attic>
2 : to examine minutely and completely
3 : to discover by searching
rum·mag·er noun

More Vocabulary

Charge: n. a formal assertion of illegality
Conveyance: n. a means of transport; vehicle
Dispatcher: n. one that sends out trains, buses, trucks, ambulances or cars according to a schedule or need
Flee: v. to run away, as from danger or pursuers; take flight
Heist: n. a robbery or holdup
Overhear: v. to hear (speech or a speaker) without the speaker’s intention or knowledge

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Break into: to enter by force

     The police think the thieves broke into the presidential office around 2am.

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