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Robbers Butt-Dial the Cops, Talk About Robbing Restaurant Where Police Chief Is Eating

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Veteran News
January 5, 2017
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You have to wonder how many mirrors were smashed and black cats crossed to generate this level of bad luck.Two would-be robbers were sitting in their car outside of Brothers' BBQ in Danville, Kentucky, discussing their carefully thought out scheme to rob the diner. Somehow during that conversation, one of them ended up dialing 911 from their pocket.Meanwhile, inside the local diner, Danville Police Chief Tony Gray was finishing up his dinner.Mark Southerland, the owner of the restaurant, said that another officer entered the diner to meet the police chief. “They start to walk out together, then Tony gets a call — I see Tony’s police face come on, so I knew something was up,” Southerland said.Gray was being told by dispatch that they had received the accidental call.


“There was some conversation about when they should do it, they might be recognized if they do it in Danville, and I think they did talk about some different locations …” Gray said. “Somewhere in the conversation, my name was brought up.”The officer had come to meet Gray to see if he had accidently dialed dispatch and was discussing a case. After determining that it wasn't the chief, the phone was triangulated to the local area, and finally, to the parking lot just outside.“When we stepped out back to talk, the dispatcher was able to pinpoint the phone, and the call was coming from somewhere in the parking lot at Brothers. At that time, they located the two suspects sitting in the vehicle,” Gray said.The two men were pulled from the vehicle and patted down, likely to their extreme surprise. One of the men did have a mask on him, but neither had any weapons or posed a threat. The men, identified as Robert Bourne and David Grigsby, were both charged with public intoxication - a second offense for both.

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