OK, here's the scenario.
I am moving soon (Uncle bought the house- renting to myself, mom, sis, and 5 year old nephew). The house is currently not lived in and has been sitting empty for some time now. Just cleared escrow two weeks ago and little by little we've been doing things there.
Today I went buy to clean the pool. The other day my Uncle had replaced all the locks around the house. I don't have a key, but that's OK because the first "job" I did on the house was re-code the garage door with new remotes and put a new pin# to the garage key pad. I pull up the house and enter the garage via key pad to go through the house and out to the back yard. Well, I exit the hallway into the livingroom, I see 6-7 youngsters smoking weed in the back yard!
The windows and slider were kind of grimey so I snuck up to the slider (within 3 feet of them), unlatched it and flung it open screaming "Get the F*#$ out of my house before I call the cops!!!" and proceded to chase after them.
Hahaha!!! they were pissing themselves.
They all scattered at the sight of a 6'2" 280# dude chasing after them yelling obscenities.
Anyways, It turns out that one of the kids lives next door to me and is a bit of a trouble maker. After speaking to a couple of my soon-to-be neighbors, he's a 19 year old punk that lives with grandma and she doesn't do sh!t to control him. Him and his posse are usually responsible for any shenanegans that go on in the neighborhod (usually grafitti or vandalism) and even the police know him well, as a cop pulled up to the house one day last week and warned me about him. I'm not affraid of him or his friends, but I am affraid of what pu$$y bullsh!t they might pull, such as key my car, grafitti the side of my house, or break beer bottles in my back yard,......which leads me to my question:
Besides an alarm and possible IR cameras (turns out my other neighbor has a security camera-cctv surveillance business
) What other measures do you guys think I should take? I first thought a small caliber gun, but I thought that might be too much, plus having my nephew running around,....I dunno. I also thought of buying a few thingees of pepper spray, or taser or something just in case.
Let me hear yur ideas, thoughts, etc...
Thanks! (and sorry for the long read, I've got a nice buzz going on!