This is a discussion on How To Call The Police When You're Old And Dont Move Fast Anymore. within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; **** 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 ...
**** 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
**** "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 and caught the burglars
**** One of the Policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd
*** George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"
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I love this!!!
The trouble is that the element that makes it funny is the reality in it.
I'm glad they didn't charge the man with something, many probably would have.
You realize that in a real situation, "george"would have been charged with filing a false police report? how sad......
i've seen this story in various forms on the net for a while and it makes a good point....
"Ray Nagin is a colossal disappointment" - NRA/ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox.
"...be water, my friend."
George should have done what he said he did!!
Oldie but goodie and urban story but - the principle is darned funny!
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.
If he took a camera and snapped a pic or two (minus the flash of course) it wouldn't technically be lying.
"... we laugh because it's funny and we laugh because it's true."
Robert DeNiro, as Al Capone in the film "The Untouchables."
And I'm laughing because I have a new tactic to use when such things happen and I get the brush-off. Gotta love it.