This might just be the best "stupid criminal" story EVER!

And a valuable lesson on cell phone etiquette, as well.

Larry Barnett, of Jonesboro, Arkansas didn't realize that he had a former employee on the phone while he discussed the details of a murder for hire because he had "butt dialed" him by accident.

That former employee was shocked to hear that HE was the intended victim!

More on this "stupid criminal" story below.

Have you ever had an unfortunate "butt dial" experience?

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