Published: Oct 28, 2013 7:18 PM EDT

CAPTIVA ISLAND, Fla.- A Captiva resident says she came home after a few months up north and found someone had been in her home, using her bed and kitchen while she was gone.

Diana filed a report with the Lee County Sheriff's Office. She says, "I knew immediately that someone had been in the house, I think as women do, we know our house."


She says several little clues tipped her off that something was wrong, and some uninvitied guests had made themselves at home. "We wish we could trust people, but temptation is what it is and I would just caution people to be careful. That was the first thing when I pulled the quilt back I knew right away, I wouldn't make my bed the way they had it. So that was the first thing." She adds, "clue #2 was something left in the tea pot that I never could quite identify. The burners, we all treat those differently, and someone had used all four burners."

She wants to warn her Captiva neighbors to be on alert, and take note of anything that looks unusual. "Write it down immediately so you can remember it, the more data you can give the police or the sheriff the better," she says. "I don't think anyone wants to be violated and that's what it is. It's a violation of privacy."

She says she also found a pair of sunglasses in her home that didn't belong to her. She believes the crooks got in through a back door, but doesn't know how long they stayed or if they got away with anything. She says, "pay attention to the details of your life and what's going on around you. You may not be able to stop something from happening to you but you can be prepared and do things that make it harder for people."