I post this as food for thought from another thread running in this forum.
."What if the bad guy bolts?"
Personally; I see a stupid move on the side of the home owner.
I agree with another poster, placing myself in jeopardy over a TV isn't going to happen!

You never know what the criminal has up their sleeve or is capable of and the only way I will ascertain this is (IF) I feel my life or those around me are in imminent life threatening danger.

I offer the following for your analysis of what could have happened had not this officer had backup....(or)..what if the BG in the other video had a pistol in hand as he walked away with the TV.

Shocking police shooting caught on tape! - YouTube