How should I deal with vandals?Submitted by AstroPaul on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 20:25
I have had some recent problems with some jerks coming coming out to my house late at night revving engines up my driveway and breaking down my mailbox. This has happened three times in the past 8 weeks and I live reasonably far from civilization so the sheriff could never make it here within the 10-15 minutes that would be needed. I filed reports for each event, but i only have a basic description of the truck and the sheriffs office says there is nothing they can do. I am growing tired of this, the last time it happened I was out of town and it scared my wife to the point where she wants to move. I love where I live and will not be scared away. Maybe its just drunk teens but even then i am not alright with it.
So I ask you all what can I do? Can I use the Biden approach (shotgun out the window)? I currently dont have a gun but would get one. Am I afforded the legal right to shoot their car? or into the air? Perhaps a cleverly worded sign might detract them.
I guess I should ask the sheriff and will but was curious what you all thought because I have found my fellow DP'ers to have some of the most insightful solutions to the most difficult problems.
Thanks in advance