True account in the Police Log of Sarasota, Fla.
elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her
car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She
dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream
at the top of her voice, "I have a gun, and I know how to use it!
Get out of the car!"
The four men didn't wait for a second
They got out and ran like mad. The lady, somewhat
shaken, then proceeded to load her shopping bags into the back of
the car and got into the driver's seat. She was so shaken that
she could not get her key into the ignition. She tried and tried,
and then it dawned on her why. For the same reason she did not
understand why there was a football, a Frisbee and two 12 packs of
beer in the front seat!
A few minutes later, she found her own
car parked four or five spaces farther down. She loaded her bags
into the car and drove to the police station to report her
The sergeant to whom she told the story
couldn't stop laughing. He pointed to the other end of the counter,
where four pale men were reporting a car jacking by a mad, elderly
woman described as white, less than five feet tall, glasses, curly
white hair, and carrying a large handgun.
No charges were
If you're going to have a Senior Moment, make it a
to Call The Police
George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi was
going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on
in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window.
George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that
there were people in the shed stealing things. He phoned the police,
who asked "Is someone in your house?" and he said no. Then they said
that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door
and an officer would be along when available. George said, "Okay,"
hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. "Hello, I just
called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed.
Well, you don't have to worry about them now cause I've just shot
them all." Then he hung up.
Within five minutes three police
car, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up at the
Phillips residence. Of course, the police caught the burglars
red-handed. One of the Policemen said to George: "I thought you said
that you'd shot them!" George said, "I thought you said there was
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