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Old 03-28-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
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This one arrived at my inbox today:

Going to bed the other night, I noticed people in my shed stealing things. I phoned the police but was told no one was in the area to help, but they would send someone over as soon as they could.
I hung up. A minute later I rang again. "Hello," I said, "I called you a minute ago because there were thieves in my shed. You don't have to hurry now, because I've shot them."

Withing minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, plus a helicopter and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the officers said: "I thought you said you'd shot them." I replied: " I thought you said there was no one available."
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You know what it's like. It has got to be more important than the coffee break for them to venture outside.
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That person was lucky. If you ring our local police, you get an answering machine after a lot of rings (about 15).

   
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Robin:

One of the officers said: "I thought you said you'd shot them." I replied: " I thought you said there was no one available."

Who is defending your correspondent?

   
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Old 03-28-2006, 01:51 PM   #5
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This one was doing the rounds about a year ago. Since then our local police force has dwindled so much that they have, according to a town councillor, one copper to every 72 square miles across rural Cumbria (the largest country in England). So it seems even more apt now!!!

   
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