Tis the Season

Citizens must be extra vigilant in reporting possible crimes to ensure safe communities.

Ok... uh, maybe not this vigilant:
November 14, 2010


HUDSON (OH) -- A Sullivan Road resident called police to report a "suspicious package" on his front porch Nov. 2 at 3:20 p.m.


The resident said he observed an unknown person leave the package and called police, according to the police report.


The officer said he could see the package was clearly labeled with the Amazon.com logo and asked the man if he had ordered anything from the firm recently.


The man reportedly said "Why yes, I did."


The officer told the resident his order had arrived. The resident then said he was comfortable opening the box. The officer then left the scene, according to the report.


I wish all calls to police ended in such a warm, happy, and humorous way.

Note: I got the idea for the above post from this site.

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Have a good weekend everyone.

27 comments:

Ann T. said...

Dear Slamdunk,
Oh, for real: there are not so many men willing to open the door for an Amazon. Fearsome creatures!!

But thanks for my first laugh of the day! I love it.

You have a great weekend. I am still reading up!
Ann T.

Diane said...

Ann T made me laugh!

That guy sounds like he's got a few tools left out of the shed.... :O)

ladyfi said...

LOL - this made me laugh!

mindymilburn said...

This made me chuckle. I understand being cautious but some one now LOL! What a nice police officer though, you know he told that story for the rest of the day :)

Thanks for the laugh!

Tara said...

Wow, paranoia runs deep in some.

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Awesome! I'm the other way...I always open whatever is on the porch whether I know who it's from or not-oops!

Mommy Lisa said...

Seriously?

Okay that was a good laugh.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Wow. Just... wow!

Abigail said...

Yeah...that Amazon box looks mighty suspicious. :-)

KittyCat said...

thanks for the HA HA today. : )
Needed it.

secret agent woman said...

I called the police once when I thought there were footprints in snow leading around to my basement door. I was home alone. But it was a trick of the height and dim light - the footprints belonged to a raccoon. The police were very nice about it.

Kat O'Keeffe said...

Haha! I saw this on failblog too.

Oh! And just saw this article-- update on the Brittany Smith missing child case. Have you seen it yet?

http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/270398

BobKat said...

LOL, Slam...

But still, got to be careful. I heard a resident in CT recently received a package in the mail and when they opened it - there were 30 ounces of cannabis inside. Fortunately it didn't explode! The terrified resident did "the right thing". He called 911.

Yes, indeed, if only all calls were like that.

Hilary said...

Ah he was getting into the eggnog a wee bit early, this year...

He & Me + 3 said...

That was too funny. LOL Love how he remembered ordering it after the police asked him if he did. Too cute.

maggsworld said...

Don't you love vigilant brain surgeon wannabees?

Dan said...

I saw that article and thought about all the stuff that is left here. If i reacted like that, the police would just set up shop at the front door.

sunshineinlondon said...

This is so funny, Slamdunk! Duh, seriously!
Sunshine

Theresa Milstein said...

Ha!

My Amazon package is THREE days late. Should I call the police?

Audrey Allure said...

Haha talk about being extremely cautious.

Kristin said...

That is too funny!

terri said...

Almost too ridiculous to believe :-)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Makes you wonder about people. Glad the police have easy calls every now and then.

WomanHonorThyself said...

I wish all calls to police ended in such a warm, happy, and humorous way...you and me both my friend!! :-)

aconnectiontomyheart said...

I just want to know what this guy has been up to, to imagine that someone was out there to take him down with a bomb.. All he needs in the box is a little amount of intelligent quotient.. ;)

LisaF said...

This is priceless! Of course, one never knows when an Amazon.com terrorist is going to strike. Better safe, than sorry.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Not to mention the guy in the blue shorts that comes by every day with envelopes.