hot prowl n.
(US police/Und.) a burglary while the occupants of the building are present; thus hot prowler, the burglar; also attrib.
|Journal of Murder in Gaddis & Long (2002) 116: To pull off a hot prowl is to turn off a trick in a private or a joint that is to be kipped or bugged; that is to rob a place where people are sleeping or that is wired.|
|Und. Speaks n.p.: Hot prowl, a burglar who robs unoccupied houses.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 124: hot prowler A burglar who enters a house while the tenants are home.|
|Destination: Morgue! (2004) 260: We call burglars who break into residences with people inside them ‘hot-prowl men.’.‘Hot-Prowl Rape-O’ in|