Prowler targets two homes in San Luis Obispo

June 16, 2022


Residents of two homes near Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo reported a prowler entering their homes early Wednesday morning, police said.

Shortly after 3 a.m., a resident spotted a prowler in their home on the 1300 block of Fredericks Street. The prowler fled after the resident woke up.

About 15 minutes later, a resident on the 200 block of Hathway Avenue also woke up to find a prowler in their home. And again, the prowler fled after the resident spotted them in the home.

Officers arrived and spotted a male dressed in all black walking nearby. Officers attempted to detain the suspected prowler, but he ran away.

Both victims informed police they had not locked an outside door. Officers are asking city residents to lock all their doors, both day and night.

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I rarely agree, even in part, with Jorge E, but in this case, he is right about one thing. When this prowler entered the home, xe became a home invader, which in my opinion is far more of a threat. Beyond that I don’t agree with him. I would think that “playing opossum” is a very risky defense unless you are alone in the house with no one else to wake up and startle the invader into doing something even more stupid than being in someone else’s home in the middle of the night. If you are alone, but you are totally unprepared to deal with the invader (meaning there is nothing you can do even if you did confront xim), I suppose “playing opossum” might be your only option. Good reason to be prepared. Eventually this invader will enter the wrong house, where the occupant is, in fact, prepared, and xe will be rewarded for his crime with a precious metal (lead) given with prejudice.

BTW dude, you need a grammar/spellchecker.

This is home invation and it can evolve into, stay in bed, don’t move, call 911 after it is safe. They need to be arrested and publicly exposed such that nobody wants the consequences or they would have been lucky to be arrested, which ever is safe.