What A Genius! I Love This Guy!

Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks via Flickr
Photo Credit: woodleywonderworks via Flickr

There are times, every once in a while, that you come across a story that just makes your day. It brings a smile to your face because of the genius in its simplicity. Such is case with this true story that was written by a man named Tony Gladstone.

“Going to bed the other night, I noticed people in my shed stealing things.

I phoned the police but was told that no one was in the area to help. They said they would send someone over as soon as possible.

I hung up. A minute later I called the police 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 helicopters and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed.

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

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

Genius…an absolute genius!


NOTE: OK…I stand corrected by the story police…this story isn’t true…but it is a great story!


  1. this time it was not me then to tell you, that I have heard/read this story before ..
    I am not sure, if I think it IS a great story.
    Just guess it HAD been true – there were thousands of [insert currency of choice here] wasted, just because someone thought his shed with some old garden tools in was more important than for example the violent domestic quarrel, the police had been headed at when the report of the “shooting” came in …
    Yes, it is disheartening, when police takes that long to answer a 911-call – but ever thought why they take so long?
    If that had been a true story, the person phoning would face now the bill for the helicopter and he would face a trial for reporting a false crime … not so cool, now …


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