How to call the police ….


George Phillips, an elderly man, from Walled Lake, Michigan, 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!”


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4 Responses to How to call the police ….

  1. agongkia says:

    That’s interesting.The way one report can see a difference in getting attention.But too bad.Dun try your luck to do it here or you will landed up being charged for making a false report.
    Sometime if you are lucky enough,you can get 3 or 4 patrol cars ,8 POs,attending to a simple case like the case mentioned above or a family dispute.
    But have to wait for “a while” for life threatening cases.Beggar cannot be chooser.This is pure luck.

    • “Beggar cannot be choosy”???
      But you are a tax payer and you also pay GST right? Beggar doesn’t pay those. If beggar cannot be choosy, you can.

  2. kuaychap_kia says:


    You actually believe an email/internet joke? Good for laugh but don’t take it too seriously. Agongkia is right, don’t try this in Singapore. IN FACT, don’t even try this in America. Langgar!

    • This is an American joke. We have not reached their standard in terms of liberty and constitutional rights. It will never happen in our lifetime ok? They have gay marriages but here in Sg we are still talking about Sec 377a! This is an excellent illustration of the kind of society in Sg. I won’t langgar cuz I won’t want to end up under ISA. I’m not that itchy yet!

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