So I heard something outside at about midnight. I look out the window and I see two people on the property looking in our vehicles windows(I mean right up next to the house). I run downstairs and outside. When they heard the door, they took off running, so I chased em around the corner of the property and down the street. When I caught up to them they stopped and turned and we started yelling at each other in the street. They said they were just cutting the corner, and I told them I saw them up by the cars. They asked me what I was going to do, so I said(despite my hard feelings for the "police force" in the area), that I would call the police if I caught them there again. So the one replies with "call the police right now, and I'll ******* kill you. Give them a reason to arrest me" - or something along those lines. So I told them to get lost(with some slightly more colourful words
), and that if they came back I'd be calling the police. I turned and started walking home as we yelled further obscenities at each other.
Here's the question... The one got in my face when he told me to call the cops and I half considered swinging at him while his buddy was 2 or 3 steps behind him. You know? If there was going to be a fight, get the first shot seeing as I'm outnumbered? If I would have had my phone, I would have pulled it out when he told me to call the police. Now since I'm up guarding the house at the moment, what would I be allowed to do if dumb and dumber return and someone attacks me? Am I meant to keep my hands to myself and just hope a neighbour wakes up and calls police? I realize Canada does a great job at increasing the rights of criminals while reducing the rights of the people who actually obey the law, so that could be exactly what I'm meant to do
If anyone knows, I'd love to get an idea of what would be considered self defense, and what would be considered assault.
My BBM friends are telling me to stay inside. Unfortunately my car isn't insured for vandalism, so if they come back and go nuts on my car, it's out of my pocket... and I can't afford it. Plus I've got a new job to go to on Monday and can't afford to miss work, so protecting my property is a priority. Any ideas/help/links would be appreciated