The tampering of the lights DID set off my alarm bells, and if I had seen multiple perps walking away (I watched the guy as he left), I would have called the cops. But he was one guy, on foot, so I just didn't think it was worth calling the cops.
Live and learn. I guess the real signal of his bad intentions was the unscrewing of the bulbs - that alone merited called 911.
Chevy, I too would of had a .45 in my hand and as soon as the perp left my porch [as you stated in your op] I would have called 911. I'm not trying to be critical or a Monday morning quaterback and definetly not blaming you for the perps actions against your neighbor. However if someone knocks on my door at 11pm, then unscrews my porch lightbulb,I will call 911 at the very least.
Glad you are ok, and except for the window and some nerves so is your neighbor. In the situation I would hope to do the same as you. Keep up the good work.
We learned that trick a long time ago when they broke into my truck so now we have tamper proof lighting
I wouldn't have done or said anything.
I would have called the police, but I would also have had my gun in my hand the same while looking. And actually it would have been my wife who called police while I was watching the guy. This would have happened the second he started to unscrew my light. Someone who messes with your property, without asking, should have a conversation with a police officer (in my opinion).
Very Glad you and your neighbors are safe. I agree with Rock and Glock mount the lights in a different location or enclose them.
Once the window is broken, the local weather is going to immediately change to 'lightning and thunder'.:brutal7:
Do you see my avatar? Any knock on my door gets a couple angry BOXERS who don't like strangers.