(A true story)
George Phillips , an elderly man from Meridian, Mississippi, was going up to
bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed. She could see it from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing
George phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?"
He said "No, but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me."
The police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You should lock your
doors and an officer will be along when one is available."
George hung up the phone and counted to 100. Then he phoned the police again..
"Hello, I just called you a few minutes ago because there were people
stealing things from my shed. You don't have to worry about them any more,
because I just shot and killed them both. The dogs are eating them right
now." and he hung up.
Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT Team, a helicopter, two fire
trucks, a paramedic, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence,
and caught the burglars red-handed.
As they were wrapping up the scene, one of the policemen said to George, "I thought you said that you'd shot
George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"