Murder plot foiled by accidental butt-dial

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JONESBORO, AR – It’s another case of butt dialing going bad — really bad. Arkansas car salesman Larry Barnett is accused of plotting the murder of a former employee. Problem is, he butt-dialed the guy he was trying to kill while the deal was going down!

Reports say Barnett told the supposed hitman, “I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it — make it look like an accident.”

His reasoning behind the murder for hire?

Jonesboro police think Barnett owed his former employee a bunch of money, but thought off-ing him seemed like an easier option.

But here’s the real kick in the pants: After all of that, Barnett confessed to police, owning up to his butt-dial blunder.

He was released from jail on a $50,000 bond. He’ll be back in court on December 30th. Looks like someone’s not gonna have a very happy new year!

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