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Old 02-11-2010, 08:32 AM
Status: "Planning a Big Trip:):)" (set 7 days ago)
Location: Home in TN:)
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Supposedly this is a true story but whether it is or isn't it's pretty funny.


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 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 them." 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 Hewitson`s' residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the Policemen said to Phillip, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

Phillip said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

Don't mess with old people
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:58 AM
Location: I love the Ozarks
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Rather it's true or not...I Love It!

Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:57 PM
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Pip Squeak supplier for Wash. D.C.~
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Good one Lisa. Amazingly our city police force has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Salaries have skyrocketed and training facilities of every sort now have been built and implemented. Now we're being told Police will only respond or/respond immediately, to certain types of calls. This approach might be a good test of their new system.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:03 PM
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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Good one Lisa!
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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That was hilarious!!! Tried to rep you for that one, but I must have recently repped you...
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:27 PM
Location: I never said I was perfect so no refunds here sorry!
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Now that was excellent
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:38 PM
Location: Heading to higher ground
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Just so ya know I'm a cranky old person. I have a response already ready. I'll just tell them how many body bags to bring with they get around to coming.
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