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PoolThe next time a strange woman shows up at Stephen Amaral’s door and wants to go skinny dipping in his backyard pool, the Crossville, TN resident will think twice about it.


That’s because the last time it happened, she got wet…but he got hosed.


In July of 2013, a man and woman knocked on Amaral’s door and asked if the 30-something woman could use the 54-year-old homeowner’s pool for a quick swim – in her birthday suit – while the young man went for cigarettes. Only, he didn’t go for smokes; he went rummaging through Amaral’s closets and cabinets, instead. But Mr. Amaral didn’t notice.


He was…umm…preoccupied.


When the woman felt her accomplice had all the time he needed, she asked Amaral for towel. He happily obliged and then walked her to the door. It wasn’t until he got back inside that he noticed he’d been robbed. The half-naked bandits made off with roughly $1,000 in stolen jewelry, cash, and prescription drugs. They even stole a prized handgun that belonged to Amaral.


Not a bad take for taking it off….


When Amaral reported the incident, the Crossville Police Department officers were slightly impressed with the couple’s originality. “We’ve seen numerous distraction methods – asking for help looking for a dog, asking for help with gas for a stranded car and then people come back and find their home was burglarized. They just took it a new level using a naked woman.”


In the end, Amaral just shook his head. “They cleared me out and I just feel violated” said the upset homeowner.


Though he probably didn’t my violating the young woman with his eyes and his lust.


That’s the problem with lust. It robs us blind. It takes from us far more than it gives in return.


Just ask King David. His lust, as recorded in 2 Samuel 11, cost him a close friend, a son, his reputation, and his integrity. It’s best to just steer clear of lust before you get robbed of something much more valuable than jewelry or money.



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Topics Illustrated Include:
Sexual Immorality


(Resource cataloged by David R Smith)