My father’s friend is a police officer, and this is an urban legend he told him.
If a burglar breaks into your house, particularly an isolated house, you mustn’t panic and call the police from inside the house right away. There is a good chance that you won’t be alone inside the house at the time, so you should leave and call the police from outside.
The reason for that is, if the homeowner panics when they return, the burglar could still be hiding. And according to my dad’s friend, when this happened one time, the burglar came out after the person called the police and killed them.
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