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
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 cars, an Armed Response unit, and an
ambulance showed up at the Phillips residence and caught the burglars
One of the Policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot
George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"
We heard a radio listener say, after the police took 20 minutes to get to her home, "A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone."
It's called a reality check, when homeowners cannot protect themselves and police are unable to save them from others who have illegal guns . . . you know the ones that are never registered.