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?
no, but there are some people breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me
the police dispatcher said
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"