Wow---Shame on me. Damn, that just about puts me in 'Trust No One' mode. Thanks for the additional information. (Thanks, Lucy, for providing the link!)
So, Snopes.com for everybody. Read the article hereUrban Legends Reference Pages: Crime (Triangle of Life)
At this moment, I remain convinced the safest place in our house is in Orion's massive bed.
I'll say this----when the ground is shaking there's no sense of security, false or otherwise.