If True or Not I can’t verify, but I know I’ve had similar experiences when calling emergency services. Nothing like calling a hotline and being put on hold soon as they find out no one is dead or dying.
George Phillips , an elderly man, from Meridian, Mississippi, 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 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 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!”
Don’t mess with old people
Live well, laugh often, love much!!!
The above story has NOT been able to be verified as factual. However, part of it did occur in September 2003 when a Pastor in Odessa, TX felt the police were taking too long to respond. He called back and said he was holding hostages threatening to kill them. Police were pulled off three other calls to respond. He went to jail for a false report. Here is the proof: http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/response.asp
DO NOT FALISFY A REPORT FOR FASTER “SERVICE”! 911 CALLS ARE PRIORITIZED BASED ON LIFE, LIMB, PROPERTY IN THAT ORDER. FORCING YOURSELF ABOVE IN THE LIST CAN HURT SOMEONE ELSE. NOT TO MENTION YOU GO TO JAIL!
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