You can't see the street from my front door, nor can you see my home from the street. There are plenty of houses on the street here, but there are a bunch of back properties too, and I'm a back property. Someone comes knocking on my door with car trouble, I'm suspecting trouble. Call me paranoid, but it makes no sense for someone to come HERE looking for help. Actually, a couple years ago through the window I spotted a truck coming up my grassy driveway while I was washing dishes. I watched him park, watched him walk around my house, then finally come back around to the front door. He was looking for "directions", yeah right. I told him to hit the road and I called the police, to report suspicious activity. The police even had a hard time finding my driveway and when they made it to my house, they completely agreed it made no sense for someone to come to my door for help with various houses street front. First words out of one of the deputies mouth was "m'am...you got you a gun? (at the time, the answer was "no") You better get you one" And he proceed to give me suggestions for home defense firearm choices. I love my sheriff's office!
It may not happen often, but the "car trouble" ruse is sometimes played. Recently here in Central FL... http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/...y-sunday-night