In Jefferson County Missouri, just South of St Louis there are two groups doing vehicle burglaries. A homeowner was alerted by his alarm system, armed himself and confronted the burglar. https://www.stltoday.com/news/local...cle_c605f8be-8548-5291-98ca-c4b8660f086a.html If you are going to confront a trespasser, do it from behind cover. Cover means something that will stop a bullet. It’s a good idea to figure out where cover is and plan to go there. Maybe even practice it. There is video of the confrontation at the link. I watched the video on the local news a few minutes ago and my first thought was; “Why is he standing out in the open yelling commands at the guy?” I’m glad he’s alive today too. Cover is a no brainer for me with 40 years of combined military and LE experience, but it’s not something the average person is going to think about. This situation might have been a good opportunity to use a very bright light in the suspects eyes before issuing a command. And then there is always the option to observe and report. No need to confront the suspect at all..... But if you feel you must, have a plan. Don’t just run out point your gun and yell at the suspect.