Not asking for authoritative legal advice, just wondering. By my understanding, we are within our rights to defend ourselves and property when being robbed - property taken from us by force. If, however, I discover someone has broken into my shop and is hauling off several $$ worth of tools and personal property, what recourse do I have to stop a burglary in process. Calling 911 should obviously be done, but waiting 10-20 minutes for LEOS to arrive means that my stuff will be LONG gone. There have been a few burglaries in our neighborhood on the edge of town and it got me to thinking.