How to evade the law. Almost.
Tom, Dick and Harry, absconded from their college dorm. They ran for miles through the countryside until they came upon an old barn where they decided to hide in the hayloft and rest. When they climbed up, they found three large potato sacks and decided to climb into them to hide.
A couple of hours later the search party came into the barn. The leader told an officer to go up and check the hayloft. The officer climbed up and shouted, "Just three potato sacks up here chief."
"What's in them?" shouted the chief, so the officer kicked the first potato sack. Inside, Tom was hiding and barked "Woof! Woof!" The officer told the chief there was a dog in one sack.
Then he kicked the next potato sack. Inside, Dick was hiding and purred "Meow!" The officer told the chief there was a cat in the next sack.
Then he kicked the third potato sack. Inside, Harry was hiding and he stayed silent, deperately tried to think of something appropriate to shout. The officer kicked it again, harder, and Harry shouted "Potatoes!"