An elderly man named Mr Lambert was going to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the shed.
So he went and opened the door to turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things.
He immediately phoned the police, who asked,
“Is someone in your house?” and Mr Lambert said,
“No,” and explained the situation.
Then they explained that all patrols were very busy, that there was no one available and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available.
Mr Lambert said, “Okay,” hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again.
“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed.
Well, you don’t have to worry about them anymore because I’ve just shot them all. Goodnight”.
Then he hung up. Within 60 seconds three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up.
Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the policemen said to Mr Lambert,
“I thought you said that you’d shot them?!”
Mr Lambert said, “I thought you said there was nobody available?!”