How To Call The Police Effectively

So, in a less serious frame of mind, how you call the police can make all the difference as to how well they are able to respond to your call…

Phillip Hewitson, an elderly man, from Norwich, UK, 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 and turn off the light, but saw at once that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He 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.”

Then the police dispatcher told him, “All patrols are busy. Just to be safe, you should lock all your doors and an officer will be along in probably an hour or two, when one is available.”

George said, “Okay.”

He hung up the phone and counted to 30.

Then he phoned the police again…

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed.”

“Yes, sir.”

“Well you don’t have to worry about them now, because I’ve just shot them. There’s no rush anymore.” He hung up again.

Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT Team, a helicopter, two fire trucks, a paramedic and an ambulance all showed up at the Hewitson residence and caught the burglars red-handed.

Frowning, one of the Policemen said to Phillip, “I thought you told us that you’d shot them!”

Phillip eyed the young sergeant and said, innocently, “I thought you told me there was nobody available!”


6 Responses to “How To Call The Police Effectively”

  1. Now that is hilarious!! Thanks for the laugh!

  2. 🙂 I heard that one before but it still makes me smile.


  3. I’ve never heard that one. Funny.

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