Monday, January 23, 2012

Burglar's Victim Pretends to Sleep

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2012/0123/1224310625565.html

The Irish Times
23 January 2012

City burglars and urban myths steal our peace of mind

ANN MARIE HOURIHANE

[...] There’s a new urban myth to accompany the return of the city burglar, and it goes like this. A woman is lying in her bed late at night, listening to a burglar going through her house, taking her things. She pretends to be asleep. The burglar comes into her bedroom, and she still pretends to be asleep. When he’s swept up her belongings, and he is heading for the bedroom door, he leans over her bed and says, “I know you’re awake”. End of urban myth. Beginning of calls to locksmiths. And of a lot of stories about houses being robbed. [...]