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"I will Shoot you", sign

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by soloscaperman, May 27, 2008.

  1. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    I have a 9mm sig and a 12ga. defender that says my stuff stays where I put it.
  2. Dean of Green

    Dean of Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    I like the motion detector light idea. You could add a sign that says "Video Survelliance in Use".
  3. David Thompson

    David Thompson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    I use the motion sensor lights to but I took it a step farther. where the light bulb screws in I took one of the adaptors that let you use two bulbs in one socket , put a bulb in one and screwed in a out let adaptor in the other. ran the wire from the outlet adaptor to inside the house to a door bell right over my bed. It works well since the outlet adaptor is only powered when the light comes on.
    David P.S.
    This is Georgia we get to use deadly force if we feel our family or property is threatened.
  4. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    that only works with young kids.
  5. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    Ditto! I agree.
  6. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    I was once told "you should buy a gun off the street, to put in the other guys hand once you whack him", ...or maybe i saw it in a movie/?!?:confused:
  7. slone

    slone LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    What If The Thief Can't Read?
  8. fastpitcher

    fastpitcher LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 91

    check your state law. they are all different but in most states you must give the predator a chance to escape. one other thing to remember--if your gonna shoot the guy, make sure he dies. seems a little dirty, however, that leaves only one side of the story to be told, and no litigation. and don't forget you will never forget that moment--so even if the court says you were in the right, you better make damn sure you were right in your own mind because you still have to live with that. in my opinion, a lawn mower isn't worth that.
  9. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,381

    Or what my uncle did last week, he caught a guy that broke into his garage at
    2 am and the guy ran for the door but my uncle whacked the back of the guy's knee with a 2x4 and the guy hit the floor pretty fast. He just laid on the floor until the cops got there with my uncle standing above him with the 2x4, pretty freaking awesome.
  10. Yater

    Yater LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 687

    Not here.

    Texas penal code:

    "A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect his property to the degree he reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to prevent the other's imminent commission of arson, burglary, robbery, theft during the nighttime or criminal mischief during the nighttime, and he reasonably believes that the property cannot be protected by any other means."

    "A person is justified in using deadly force against another to prevent the other who is fleeing after committing burglary, robbery, or theft during the nighttime, from escaping with the property and he reasonably believes that the property cannot be recovered by any other means; or, the use of force other than deadly force to protect or recover the property would expose him or another to a substantial risk of death or serious bodily injury. (Nighttime is defined as the period 30 minutes after sunset until 30 minutes before sunrise.)"

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