Finding a stranger at your door in the evening is usually not a welcomed prospect. The grim news cycle and influx of true crime specials have taught us anything, it's that we shouldn't trust any stranger trying to come into our home, regardless of their sob story.
Still, there are plenty of circumstances where knocking on someone's door is completely harmless and justified (and we're not talking about selling anything). Whether you let someone in distress into your home is completely a personal call, sometimes placing trust in humanity can make you a lifesaver, while other times it can get you robbed, or worse yet - take your life.
In a post on the Am I The A*shole subreddit, a woman asked if she was wrong for not letting an elderly woman into her home, and proceeding to call the cops on said woman.
AITA for refusing to let a strange older woman into my house at night?