“How To Report Burglary”

Letter to the Editor:

How to report burglary.

I got this by e-mail, and I believe it would be interesting for your readers:

Going to bed the other night I noticed people in my shed stealing things. I phoned the police but was told that no one is in the area to help. They said they would send someone over as soon as possible. I hung up. A minute later, I rang again. “Hello,” I said, “I called you a minute ago because there were people in my shed. You don’t have to hurry now, because I shot them.”

Within minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area plus helicopter and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the officers said: “I thought you said you’d shot them.”

To which I replied: “I thought you said there was no one available.”

Z. Hruza
St. John