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So the question is "can you shoot someone in the recovery process of a stolen car. In some states you can shoot someone in the process of a thief but what about afterwards like this. Can you use a gun to aid in recovery? Does the fact that the car was stolen and removed from the property change the use of deadly force to protect it?
When I spotted my stolen Jeep; I stopped a block away, called the Police, waited for them to arrive and pointed out the car.
They followed footprints in the snow to an apartment complex, found no one and returned. I had the keys and they drove it several blocks away. The car was loaded with many items that were not mine. They took the stolen goods and I drove off in my Jeep.
Here in NY they will release the vehicle to the owner with proper ID from the scene.
You do not know, what you do not know, until you realize that you do not know it
In todays age of cell phones pretty stupid,I guess they let their testosterones overload common sense
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Even armed, I would think it's not too bright to go and try to recover my own car with the criminals inside. Even if the criminals weren't around, I would still have called the police first so they can at least dust for fingerprints. Its sad that this guy lost his life when it could have been avoided with a cool head and common sense.
"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson
This is an unfortunate lesson. I know how it feels wanting to and take care of things on your own, but something like this was definitely not one of them.