How To Call The Police

burglar2Phillip Hewitson, an elderly man, from Norwich, 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. Phillip 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."

Phillip 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!"

(True Story) I LOVE IT! Don’t mess with old folks.


(this story was being shared on Facebook on 10/1/2011)

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45 Responses

  1. Anyone says:

    So true! Don’t mess with old folks cause they can turn the tide the other way around.

  2. andy says:

    and then phillip was arrested for giving false tesamony

  3. Robj MUFC UK says:

    This is an old joke…it`s certainly not true! Plus a few points as this is clearly an American post….Norwich is a tiny “city” in England…the chances of there being 6 Police cars on duty at night able to respond in 5minutes is laughable at best. The UK Police forces don`t have SWAT units….we have ARV`s (Armed response vehicles) and again the chances of one of them turning up within 5minutes in a rural area is slim to none. We don`t have fire trucks we have fire engines….and why the hell would they send a one of them?…Plus Fire engines, paramedics or ambulances wouldn`t be allowed anywhere near the scene until the armed police had secured the area due to the mention of firearms. Oh and if the Police forces one helicopter was available it did well to get there in 5minutes. Other than that the story is totally plausable. Oh and yeah Andy he would have been arrested for wasting Police time.

  4. Eve says:

    Could have been Norwich,Connecticut…. lol

  5. jasmine says:

    lmfao thiis iss so faawny

  6. Lol i read this on another website…i think it was true …Oh well he shouldnt be arrested have to do what you have to do if you want the police to get to your house quick :)! Plus policemen shouldnt lie …liars !!

  7. Anonymous says:

    haha dat grandpa is cool

  8. Annabell jane says:

    This Phillip man is joke I don’t know whether it is true or not but if it is true then he is a funny dude n to those who think it is fake it is on a urban legend website so it could be fake. I am on Both sides but this is still a funny story

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  10. Noneyabuisness says:

    LMFAO DAT OLD MAN IS COOL AS HELL. :3 I wish he was mah grandpa!! :)

  11. L.B. says:

    Lol EPIC! love that old guy!

  12. Haley says:

    Haha, great

  13. Caiti says:

    I would do that…they should help everyone…in a place I lived in we called the police for someone threatening my family, and they said they were busy, and we hung up…like 30 seconds later we called them back saying if they don’t get here soon we will shoot the people…and they were there in 3 minuets…they won’t come unless someone is hurt or is going to get hurt

  14. Angie says:

    hilarious, its something i soooooo would’ve done if i was them!!!

  15. Miyu says:

    Now this is exactly why old people are said to be wise….haha

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  17. jacob says:

    ive done this before it works xD

  18. awesomesauce says:

    LOL, first urban legend I actually laughed at. Those police men were so stupid,lol.

  19. JL120 says:

    Six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance would have made a lot of noise and
    the burglars woulds have run away.

  20. Thuthukile Urania Mkhize says:

    LOL Nice one Old Man – I’ll use that in future :)

  21. Jimbo Brown says:

    Norwich is a city in Connecticut…..Look at a map people.

    • TJ says:

      this is old i know, but its a city in new york state…and im sure a lot of other places. Look at a map man.

  22. Aggy says:

    This is actually quite easy to believe. My dad was threatening my mom one day, and she called the cops. They were “busy”, so she called my grandpa. He called them and told them not to bother and he’d take care of it. When Grandpa got there with his shotgun, six sheriffs were in the driveway and my dad was in cuffs. Then they took his shotgun and told him to sit down.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    lmao smh! this story just shows how police are always late!!!

  25. angelica says:

    dont mess with old people they will get there cane

  26. Anonymous says:

    its funny because it actually could happen

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  28. victoria says:

    thats awesome im going to do it

  29. Im watchin You says:

    You could just say your a terrorist and have a bomb and an AK47

  30. VampGirl says:

    That’s hilarious

  31. Anonymous says:

    I like that guy

  32. what i have to say is... says:

    I love it!!! :-) :-)) 😛

  33. Destiny says:

    i miscarried my son when i was sixteen (yeah i know i was stupid and got pregnant that young) on the day he would have been born my friends decorated his grave for me in less than an hour they took me to see it almost everything was gone we called the cops and it took them 6 hours to send a cop 2 blocks to take our statement and after being late getting there the cop didst even file the report cops are always unreliable especially in Bellefontaine Ohio most are crooked and have lost the true reason there jobs exist

    • Vampiress says:

      I’m sorry for your misscarry. But yeah that’s what’s been happening now a days. Almost the same thing happened to my daughter when her father killed her while I was in school trying to be a normal 13 year old.

  34. kiki says:

    OuO ha best story i read with cops in it LOLZ!

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