Imagine an episode of Scooby-Doo in which the gang gets too nosy and scares the hell out of a poor woman and her children.
The Miami Herald (h/t Ball Don't Lie's Dan Devine) reports that seven teenagers could be facing trespassing charges after sneaking into the free-agent shooting guard's home in Coral Gables on Thursday morning.
According to the Herald's report, the teens had been partying at a residence next to Allen's property when they decided they wanted to investigate the mysteries surely waiting inside the guard's home.
Believing no one was home, seven young men and women—aged 18 and 19—entered the first floor through an unlocked back door. While Allen was not on the premises, his wife, Shannon Walker Allen, and children were sleeping upstairs.
Things quickly took a turn for the would-be explorers when Shannon awoke to the sound of their voices and chased them out the back door.
Shannon reportedly screamed, "What are you doing in my home?" and called police as the teens fled the scene.
Officers responded and, with the help of the next-door party host, located the seven intruders at a nearby address.
After several hours of questioning, authorities released the teenagers without charges. Nothing had been broken or stolen during their incursion, and the police could not file trespassing charges, as none of the officers had witnessed the act.
The kids aren't home free, however. The Herald reports that Shannon can, and intends to, file trespassing charges.
ProBasketballTalk's Kurt Helin writes that he understands why the teens did what they did.
"I get it in this sense," Helin writes. "I bet Ray Allen has a cool house. Probably some sweet memorabilia. But in a state with 'stand your ground' laws that appear to be broadly interpreted, the youth should be happy this turned out the way it did."
Don't sneak into people's homes, kids. This isn't Night at the Museum III: Delta House Detectives.
This is the real world. We have rules here, and while we all know Allen's living room holds a copy of the Constitution with his free-agency plans on the back, we can't just charge in willy-nilly to look at it.
Come in the daytime. Knock on the door. Bring Jell-O. You can do better.
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