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!