And crook comes under fire.

Editor’s note: Do you need something to smile about? Every day, WND selects the best joke offered up by readers and contributors to its Laughlines forum and brings it to you as the WND Joke of the Day. Here is today’s offering:

The Marines were backing up Los Angeles police on a call that someone had broken into a store.

At the scene, the cop told the Marines to “cover” him as he approched the store. (To police, “cover” means to point your weapons in the direction of the threat … to Marines it means lay down a base of fire!)

The Marines promptly laid down a base of fire. The Marines fired 178 rounds before they put down their weapons.

The thief, quite scared at this point, called 9-1-1 and reported, “They’re shooting at me!”

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