And I saw the idiot jumping the privacy fence into my yard. I had just gotten home and had just taken off my shoes (it was raining heavily and they were soaked) when this guy jumped into the yard. So, I bolt out into my yard in my sockes, but he was too fast for me (my yard borders a man-made hill for a traintrack, all thick brush, with a 3 foot stone retaining wall before the hill) Anyway, as soon as I spotted him and before he jumped up the wall to go uphill, I started yelling and startled him, making him drop a cig from his lip and some of the goods he swiped. He didn't stop, and on the way up, slipped and dropped even more stuff (all of it x-box games, 12 in all) ...he slipped and fumbled up the hill, but quickly obscured from sight, but I saw a decent enough look to kinda describe him, which I did to the cops I called. Funny thing, 11 of the games he dropped going up the hill, and he lost both of his slip-on sandals. Too funny. So the cops come down, ask a bunch of stuff, search the area, secure the goods, collect the cigarrette in an evidence bag (it was still smoking) his sandals, and had the bloodhound sniff the area. When they came back around after the search, they confirmed it was a B&E case...and had a good idea of who it was, considering the area and the partial description (I didn't see his face, so a positive ID was outta the question, but I think I did ok) and I think the dog tracked the scent (easier to do with no shoes on, eh?) The only thing is, I know nothing about this kid other than he obviously has a rap sheet... I just fear I might wake up one day the victim of vandalism or come home to some sorta repercussin against me from this person, since it was obvious who was going after him (my whole property is fenced, except for the hill part, which is its own fence, really) So, what do I do? What're my rights in this if my car tires are cut, or my car keyed or my window broken, or worse? I can only imagine, but I'm no vigilante...but honestly, I won't sit still for inaction if something does happen, just for being a good samaritan. Thoughts?