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Old 12-13-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default what can you do if you catch someone in the act of vandalizing your property?

for example, you see someone keying your car.
you're not exactly going to kick his ass over it because it will land you in jail and you'd like your car repainted and repaired.

you can't detain him and call the cops because he's going to be running or resisting. or if you do, it becomes your word versus his and since you have no hard proof.

realistically, what can you do?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:02 AM   #2
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I would kick them on the side of the head then call the police.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:04 AM   #3
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I would shoot them and then place the gun in their hand and sprinkle the body with crack.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:04 AM   #4
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approach the menace and yell for him to stop
wait for him to run
shoot him
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:05 AM   #5
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Call police is your best option. I have a feeling if you actually defended your property by whipping their ass. You would end up in jail.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:07 AM   #6
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Depends on your laws.
In Texas, you can shoot them at night, but not during the day. (odd circumstances).
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:08 AM   #7
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Your best bet is probably to try to snag a photograph of the perp committing the crime and then call the police. Announcing that you're calling the police will likely cause the perp to flee and cease the vandalization.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:10 AM   #8
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Take video, call cops.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:12 AM   #9
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Throw a bat at em?

Seriously, photos and report.

Personally (in your example) I'd get a running start and tackle them into the car after getting photos.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:13 AM   #10
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Stance of Dominance?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:13 AM   #11
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I'd make a Facebook post, send a tweet, or post on ATOT about it.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:15 AM   #12
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Saw his / her hands off like we're in Riyadh.

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Old 12-13-2010, 11:15 AM   #13
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Take video, call cops.
1. he's going to be gone by the cops get there.
2. going to be difficult to ID the guy if you don't get a good shot of the face.
3. even if you get good video evidence, are they really going to put much effort into pursuing such a petty crime?
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Saw his / her hands off like we're in Riad.
i wish we could in this country.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:17 AM   #15
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:17 AM   #16
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Saw his / her hands off like we're in Riad.
You savage.

I'd be happy to compromise with some hammers to their fingers. Leave them intact, but at least it still hurts like a bitch every time the weather changes as a rememberance.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:23 AM   #17
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Years ago I caught someone vandalizing my car and I physically detained them until the police arrived. The cops didn't seem to have a problem with what I did.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:25 AM   #18
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Call police is your best option. I have a feeling if you actually defended your property by whipping their ass. You would end up in jail.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:27 AM   #19
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This is why God gave you fists. Use what God gave you and pummel the person until their life blood freely flows down the storm drain.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:29 AM   #20
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I would vandalize their face
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:35 AM   #21
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You have a right to defend your property. I highly doubt the cops would arrest you for doing so, even if that defense included your fists to his face.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:38 AM   #22
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:44 AM   #23
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I would shoot them and then place the gun in their hand and sprinkle the body with crack.
This seems like the most logical resolution. I'd add wiping down the handle for prints and putting a dead hooker next to him just to be sure.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:45 AM   #24
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Years ago I caught someone vandalizing my car and I physically detained them until the police arrived. The cops didn't seem to have a problem with what I did.
How much bigger than the perp were you, and how did you physically detain them?
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:48 AM   #25
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Saw his / her hands off like we're in Riad.
It is spelled Riyadh.

As for an appropriate punishment - Detain the person. It is likely > $1000 worth of damage so it becomes a felony if I recall. Depends on the state I guess. California would have your ass in jail, while in Texas, I'm assuming they wouldn't send the cops, but the coroner instead.
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