Ok this may seem petty but I'm having a problem, tonight will be the 5th night in a row that some one has stolen a political sign from my front yard.. I'm expecting it again as its been 4 nights in a row now. Not big financial loss but each sign did cost me $20.. so I'm at $80 in stolen signs already.. I'm frustrated and feel violated.. I believe they see it as a game.. tonight it becomes a game I win.. I'm laying in wait tonight my question is what rights do I have to stop a thief on my property? Calling the cops before I have them subdued is moronic he isnt going to wait around for 20 minutes for mr. Sherrif to show up. I'm in FL if that matters at all I'm always well armed (CCW) but hopefully that will never even come into play but Ill be damned if Im goign to let some one keep violating my property. I intend to press every charge I can and fallow it through 100% I want a thief to be known as a thief, I want future employers to know who they are looking at hiring.. I dont know if im to expect a school kid or a 50 something who dont agree with my political views.. My biggest concern is, if they are steeling these signs out of political aggression, my vehicle is a rolling billboard for this hopeful. If this escalates whos to say my car isnt the next target. Question is what rights and how far can I go to detain him for the police?