07 January 2010
George 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 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?"
George: "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.
Police dispatcher: "All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available."
He hung up the phone and counted to 30.
George: "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 them."
Within five minutes, six police cars, a SWAT Team, a helicopter, two fire trucks, a paramedic, and an ambulance showed up at the Hewitson's residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.
Policeman said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"
George: "I thought you said there was nobody available!"