George Phillips, an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he had left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.
George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in his garden shed stealing things.
He immediately phoned the police, who asked him, “Sir, is someone in your house?”
George said, “No, but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.”
Then the police dispatcher said, “All patrols are busy now. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available.”
George said, “Okay.” He hung up the phone and counted to 60. Then he phoned the police dispatcher again, “Hello sir, I just called you a couple of minutes ago because there were people stealing things from my garden shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now, because I just shot and killed them both and my dogs are eating 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.
One of the policemen said to George, “I thought you said you’d shot them!”
George responded, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”
Don’t mess with old people!