Making blanket statements about other states based on your state's laws is fruitless.
Home Owner: I don't know for sure, but I'ts likely from either climbing through my window, ripping my 50" HDTV off the wall and trying to carry it outside, or he may have had an unfortunate run-in with my size 11. Your choice. Just let me know which one you put in the report so I can testify appropriately.
(I am NOT advocating lying to the police in an official statement or in court... just in case any of you wisenheimers started getting any ideas of saying I was condoning such behavior... it was just for a good, perhaps even cheap, laugh!)
Too bad he was already outside....
I read somewhere else that the homeowner recognized the guy from camera footage of when his own home had been burglarized. If you have questions about how Texas feels about shooting people who stole from your neighbors then look up Joe Horn. Two illegals shot in the back as they carted off his neighbors stuff across his yard and he didn't get charged.
There's nothing in CA law that prevents you from holding him at gun point till the cops come and haul him off. Had he dropped the TV and run away you couldn't shoot him. But holding him at gun point was legal. DR
In CT we can use deadly force to prevent arson, but not burglary. We also are required to retreat outside of our own homes.
Texas Gun Laws - Use of Force and Deadly Force - Self Defense