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Old February 21, 2012, 07:35 PM   #3
Aguila Blanca
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I would read the law. My fuzzy recollection is that Texas allows the use of lethal force to stop a burglary or to prevent a thief from escaping with stolen property. IF my recollection on this is correct, a proprietor (or I suppose any customer) could draw down and open fire.

If I were a customer, I don't think I would shoot a thief over a smash-and-grab. Not worth the legal aftermath to protect someone else's property (which is likely insured anyway). If I owned the store ... then I might consider shooting.

IF legal.
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