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Lost Florida man calls 9-1-1 on himself and get's arrested for having stolen GPS

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A Florida man with is facing charges after he called 9-1-1 on himself while lost in a wooded area of Polk County.

According to the Polk County Sheriff, on May 29, Andrew Joffe called 9-1-1 around 1:40 a.m. to report that he was "lost and being chased by wild hogs". He also told dispatchers that he didn't know where he was exactly but he was somewhere near Deen Road.

Deputies found Joffe on the country road but the discovery was bittersweet. The report claims that Joffe was arrested due to an outstanding warrant for him previously driving with a suspended license.

In addition to having a bad sense of direction,Joffe was hit with more charges after deputies began taking inventory of his backpack.

According to police, in his backpack,they found ear rings, cell phones, electronics and of all things, a GPS locator. When deputies turned on the GPS, the home address showed up at a home in nearby Davenport, where the owner's car was recently burglarized.

Joffe reportedly admitted to the burglary and faces two additional charges, burglary-conveyance and petit theft. He was booked into the Bartow jail.

“We have had people with warrants call us to turn themselves in before, but it’s unusual for someone with an active warrant, who just burglarized a car, to get lost and call us for help," said Sheriff Grady Judd. "In his defense, it does get pretty dark out on Deen Still Road in the middle of the night.”

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