Thursday Special ~ Calling The Police

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, 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?”

He said “No,” but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.

Then the police dispatcher said “All patrols are busy. 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 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. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now 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.

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!” 


Thank you, Nancy L, I must remember this trick if ever I need to call the police.

29 thoughts on “Thursday Special ~ Calling The Police

    1. Grannymar Post author

      These stories are like the tales of old: they change slightly with each telling!

  1. Nancy L.


    I couldn’t help noticing the comment made by Rummuser about the fellow being a quick thinker.

    Here’s a really quick thinker.

    A kid was working in a produce store in Dublin and went into the back and said to the Manager, “Some jerk out there wants to buy a half a head of lettuce…Then he noticed the man was standing right behind him so he finished his sentence..”And this kind gentleman offered to buy the other half.”

    When the guy left, the manager said, “That was quick thinking, lad.” Where are you from?” The kids said ,”I’m from Cork, Sir.” The manager said,”Oh, and why did you leave Cork?” The kid said, “Oh, there’s nothing down there but prostitutes and football players.

    The Manager replied ,’My wife is from Cork!” “Oh, says the kid, “Who did she play for?”

      1. Grannymar Post author

        Dianne, Some of the decisions made by so called quick thinking presidents, were not the best for many of us poor voters.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Nowadays, there are plenty of women playing football, rugby and indeed cricket, all games that were at one time to be ‘men only’ sports.

    1. Grannymar Post author

      Gerlinde, we had two stories for the price of one this week – both from Nancy L!

  2. Brighid

    Yep, except they would have taken Ol George to the calaboose for false statements, the robbers would have gone free, and George would have been given a hefty fine, and jail time… sigh

  3. SchmidleysScribbling

    Thought about this funny from you this morning when I had four police persons in my house. My neighbor was chopping down trees that shelter our patio and many birds. All gone now.


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