Friday, June 20, 2008

How to get faster response from 911

Last week George Wiley in Westerly, Minnesota went to his back door to turn off the outdoor light and saw that there were people in his shed stealing his lawn tractor and other items.

He called 911 and the dispatcher asked, "are any of the robbers in your house?" and he said "no". Then the dispatcher said that all patrols were busy, and that he should lock himself in the house and an officer would be there as soon as possible. Wiley said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned 911 again.

He said, "Hello, I just called 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've shot them all."

Then he hung up. Within five minutes three police cars and an ambulance showed up and the burglars were arrested.

One of the policemen said to Wiley: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

George said, "I thought no policemen were available!"

(It's a joke.)

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