In the light of my high powered flahlight, the 6" of hose protruding from the goblin's hand might easily be mistaken for a gun. Or said goblin might be getting ready to torch my car or house. I am the most peaceful type you will find, but I do not gamble on the good intentions of bad people.
Stealing is a dangerous business, and the retirement plan is a major bummer.
“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” Ronald Reagan
I'm a proud member of a North Carolina Committee of Safety