Thursday, July 29, 2010

go ahead ... make my day

it was late at night ... Harry's wife could see the garden shed from their bedroom window ... she told him that he'd left the light on in the shed ... Harry didn't remember leaving it on ... when he opened the back door so he could go out and turn off the light, he saw that there were people in the shed ... they were loading his things onto a pickup truck

Harry phoned the police

the dispatcher asked

is an invader in your home?

Harry said

no, but there are some people breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me

the police dispatcher said

all patrols are busy. lock your doors and we will send an officer along when there is one available

Harry said

okay

he hung up the phone and counted to 30 ... then he phoned the police again

hello. i just called a few minutes ago because there were people stealing things from my shed ... well, you don't have to worry about them now because i just shot both of them ... the dogs are eating them right now

and he hung up

within five minutes six patrol cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, three fire trucks, a couple paramedics and an ambulance showed up at Harry's residence ... they caught the burglars in the act of stealing from Harry's garden shed

the police captain said to Harry

i thought you said that you'd shot them and the dogs were eating them!

and Harry answered

and i thought you said there was nobody available!


"The term "Make My Day Law" comes from the landmark 1985 Colorado statute that protects people from any criminal charge or civil suit if they use force – including deadly force – against an invader of the home"

3 comments:

Shannon said...

Have you heard about the 80-yr old Wheatridge man who is charged for 4 cts of attempted 1st degree murder for shooting at 2----yes, only 2---illegals plus assorted other felony counts?!!!!! (He shot 4 bullets.) They on HIS land attempting to steal a trailer in February. He attempted to stop them, they tried to run him over, and so he shot at them. They were initially charged with NOTHING (I think this has changed because of the publicity).

I guess he was supposed to just call 9-1-1, too.

MamaT said...

My hubby would love this. I'll have to read it to him.

Amy said...

how funny, but sadly, how true!