Oblivious 911 pocket-dial lands Palm Bay man in custody

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PALM BAY, Fla. —

A 911 pocket-dial landed a Palm Bay man in police custody.

The dispatcher heard someone talking about pills and pot over the open line.

One person was arrested and police said he had marijuana in his vehicle.

"But right now, I ain't got nothing. But my guy gets here…. so… well, I got weed though," said the man.

What the pocket dialer didn't know is that Palm Bay Police's policy is to make contact with all 911 callers.

Police tracked the cellphone associated with the call.

"We were able to plot it to the area of Tampa Avenue," Palm Bay police spokesperson Yvonne Martinez said.

That's where police spotted a vehicle being driven by 59-year-old Daniel Moon.

They said Moon was pulled over after running a stop sign. A K-9 unit was called and a small amount of marijuana was located in Moon's vehicle.

Three days after his arrest on misdemeanor marijuana possession, Moon wasn't even aware of that pocket-dial to 911.

"I don't know what happened. I don't know what's going on," Moon said.

Moon didn't deny using pot in the past but told Channel 9's Melonie Holt he has a host of medical issues including high blood pressure, which sent him to the hospital on the night of his arrest.

"I could have died," Moon said.

Moon said he is just hoping for a favorable day in court.

"I've never been in trouble in my life here 30 years, never once have I been incarcerated," Moon said.

Eyewitness News checked and Moon has no arrest history in the state of Florida.

He said he's scheduled for court next month.