Indicted: Bungling Branchburg burglar who butt dialed 911

Scott Robert Esser, 42, of Elizabeth (Photo courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office)

Scott Robert Esser, 42, of Elizabeth (Photo courtesy of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office)

SOMERSET — A careless burglar who authorities allege inadvertently dialed 911 and let police in on his burglary plans before committing the crimes had been indicted in Somerset County Superior Court.

Unbeknown to Scott Robert Esser, 42, of Elizabeth, police were listening in as he and an alleged accomplice discussed their plans for breaking into homes, emptying drawers, stealing watches and smashing a back door, according to an affidavit filed by Branchburg detective Edward Edgar.

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