I have a relatively small business, with a small route, and 1 set of necessary equipment; mower, blower, hedge trimmer and string trimmer. A small trailer, with a cable that locks all of the equipment up. So the other day I was taking my mower and trimmer into the back yard of a residence, as is precaution for any equipment not locked up. For some reason I went back to the front, and there was a hispanic man leaning over my trailer. He didn't have anything in his hands, and his hands weren't in the trailer, and the blower, trimmer, and gas cans were locked up. So he sees me and asks if i could give him a business card so he could call me later for an estimate (his english vocabulary was probably in the area of about 25-30 words). I was kinda confused as to what was going on, I didn't see a car, so I assumed that he was a neighbor that walked up and was asking for an estimate. I gave him a card, and he ran across the street to a minivan with it's back hatch open jumped in and burned rubber with the back open. Oh S**T I thought . So I got his plate numbers and called him in to the local coppers . Don't know what good it did, but what would you have done in this situation? I have a sizable maglight in the front of my truck... I think I might consider that my first line of defense, or offense against the imposing threat of thieves , but I'm not so sure that's legal.