It's still humid. Jessica is outside on her balcony cooling off when her doorbell rings. She covers herself quickly with a robe and runs downstairs to greet her visitor, hoping it's her date from earlier in the evening. Opening the door she is greeted instead by her mysterious new neighbor who asks to borrow a cup of sugar. Jessica, puzzled by the current circumstances of his request, pauses to think of a polite response.
A gun shot goes off next door, startling both of them. The man takes advantage of her shocked state and pushes himself into the house and onto her. A struggle ensues. His hands creeping around her neck.
If bein' afraid is a crime, we hang side by side.