This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi.
George was going to bed when his wife told him he’d left a light on in the shed. He went to turn off the light and saw people in the shed stealing things.
He phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?”
George said no, the men robbing him were in his shed. The Police said all their officers were busy and to lock his door until an officer became available.
George said, “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30 and phoned again.
“Hi. I called a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, everything’s okay because I shot them.” Then he hung up.
Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit and an ambulance arrived and the police caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the policemen approached George and said, “I thought you said you shot them!”
George nodded, “And I thought you said there was nobody available!”
h/t Seasoned Citizen