83 year old George was going up to bed when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in

 the garage , 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 garage stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked “Is your garage detached from your house” and he said

Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply go back into his house ,

 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 garage. Well, you don’t have

 to worry about them now cause I’ve just shot them all.” Then he hung up.

Within five minutes 6 police cars, a SWAT team, a helicopter, and an ambulance showed up

 at George's 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 nobody available!