Calling the Police

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Brandonf, May 16, 2003.

  1. Brandonf

    Brandonf ET Sponsor

    George Phillips of Meridian Mississippi was going up to bed when
    his wife told him that he'd 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 the shed stealing things.

    He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" and he
    said no.
    Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply
    lock his door and an officer would be along when available. George
    said,"Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.
    "Hello I just called you a few seconds ago because there were
    people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now
    cause I've just shot them all."

    Then he hung up.

    Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response unit, and
    an ambulance showed up at the Phillips residence. Of course, the
    police caught the burglars red-handed.
    One of the Policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd
    shot them!"
    George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

    (True Story)
  2. Reminds me of a time when we were living in Kenya and we had a prowler around the house.

    Upon calling the police, they asked if we could come pick them up. They were serious. Police cars were about as common as 10-day point ranges are in today's market.

    Heard numerous stories about people getting burglarized or worse and the police asked to be picked up.

    Believe me, as bad as you may think the police response is in the US, be grateful there even IS one.
  3. In Mexico each policeman must buy his own guns haha ! After that don't be surprised of corruption :D

  4. here's one that is claimed to be from the AP.