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Old June 21, 2009, 02:38 PM   #150
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I don't know about the laws where you live but here in Florida, I do believe you have the right to stop someone who is burglarizing your home/property.
I don't know how I missed this... maybe it was posted while MY eyes were watering.

But under no circumstances is it legal to use lethal force to stop a property only crime. If you are in the car and a thug tries to jack it from you, you can feel that the risk to your life was elevated to the point that lethal force is justified but you cannot walk up to your car to stop the theft of car or contents with lethal force.
If you are in the home and it is intruded upon you can use lethal force to protect your life or health not your property.
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