Article by Tony Gladstone:
I phoned the police but was told no one was in the area to help. They said they would send somebody over as soon as possible.
I hung up. A minute later I called again. 'Hello,' I said, 'I called you a minute ago because there were people in my shed. You don't have to hurry now, because I've shot them.'
Within minutes there were half a dozen police cars in the area, plus helicopters and an armed response unit. They caught the burglars red-handed.
One of the officers said: 'I thought you said you'd shot them.'
To which I replied: 'I thought you said there was no one available.'