The intruders were already in James Prettyman’s house watching on when their presence disturbed him. The homeowner had been so distracted by his computer that he hadn’t realized he had company. Prettyman then raised his head and saw the trespassers just as they opened their mouths.
Knowing someone has been in your house without permission is more than just an invasion of privacy. It makes you feel unsafe and can lead to damage to your property or loss of belongings. In extreme scenarios, the outcome can be even worse.
If you talk to older generations, they might tell you how they used to leave their doors unlocked. But was there ever a time when you could do so without fear of unwanted trespassers? Well, it actually depends on the area that you live in.