We've been visited 3 times in the past 5 weeks by what appears (on our security cameras) to be a young teenage boy who is doing the old ring and run routine. No vandalism, just hard banging on the front door and ringing the bell several times and running off into the dark. He is covering his face, head and hands to avoid identification on the cameras. 12:30am, 1:30am and 3:00am. Most recently last Wed night. The kid's pattern is to wait 12 - 18 days and return. I don't want to harm this kid but I do want it to stop so we can get some much needed sleep. And so far we've tried to show no response/reaction thinking he'll just get bored with us and move on. But my wife is frazzled pretty badly by all of it and is now afraid to stay home alone when I have to play a gig and won't be home till the early hours. Now, with motion detectors installed around the house to alarm us when he is approaching, we were thinking of trying to surprise him at the front door and pepper spray him, call the sheriff and have him hauled off. But I was told last night by an attorney friend that this is a bad idea and could end up putting me in liability and consumed with legal defense fees. He suggested motion detection flood lights, although our house has a lot of night time lighting and a street light at the end of our driveway, illuminating the entire front yard and driveway, which hasn't slowed him down yet. Or, with motion detection in play, getting to the door before he starts beating on it and just surprise him with a BOOOOO! Hoping he might crap his pants and never come back. So, please, fellow musicians who prize peaceful sleep, no absurd ideas or suggestions, no shotgun tactics, no setting up the PA and blasting him with Hendrix... any ideas for something logical that I might try to outsmart this kid or win him over from the dark side?