Errr....this was originally meant to be in the politics offtopic board.
Anyways, I don't have any shells for the shotgun, but I would think just the gun in itself would be enough to get any snoopers to run off once they saw it.
It really was bizarre though. I saw a couple of cigarette butts sitting next to the door the next morning. I'm sooooo freakin' confused though. Obviously, whoever it was came back after they left, but they never knocked on the door again. If they were wanting to break in, I wouldn't think they would knock(even if it was an aggressive knock), or if they wanted to knock, you would think they'd break in after they realize there is no answer(and thus nobody home). But why would they stick around? I only know three people in town who know where I live, and they aren't the type to stop by at 3:45am and they'd call my phone. Most of my friends live in KC or they've graduated and moved elsewhere. Strange night....the wife is looking up renter's insurance today ;)