"Locks, lights, barking dogs, etc. are not absolute stoppers..."
Know a certain lady that has a habit of leaving her house keys in the (outside) front door lock...really drives me nuts. People are human, Murphy rules.*
That's why there's a 1911 under the pillow. The 1911 has two excellent safetys. Rubber grips, it stays put till needed.
Good to hear the homeowner survived the deadly threat.
Check your 6, and
*Murphy's Law: "If anything can go wrong, it will"
For 20 years the sea was my home, always recall the sun going down, and my trusty friend, a 1911 pistol, strapped to my side.