Turned out the intruders were four boys on the prowl for snacks, including Francisco Anguiano, 13.
When conservatives suffer a political setback, they prowl the terrain like lions, looking for a few necks to bite.
“You have sexual predators that are on the prowl,” she said.
late 14c., prollen, "move about in search of something," of unknown origin, with no known cognates. Spelling with -w- is from 1500s (cf. bowl), but pronounced "prôll" till late 18c. Meaning "go stealthily in search of prey" is first recorded 1580s. Related: Prowled; prowling. The noun, in on the prowl, is attested from 1803.