I Vote for AccidentThe speed-dial point is vital here.
Look -it's a cat.
This story vaguely suggests a cat knowingly saved its master.
Mr Daugherty was saved as a result of a 911 call but note:
Daugherty said police received a 911 call from Rosheisen's apartment, but there was no one on the phone. Police called back to make sure everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check things out.
Once I realized there was a speed-dial, the random step won over my theory creation.
UPDATE: Despite this, I remain skeptical.