No. Vigilantes affirmatively assume teh role of teh police/ sherrif and pursue people they consider to be wrong doers.<quoted text>
And that, my friends, is what is wrong with our country. That's called vigilante unless you felt your life threatened. Not say you thought your life was threatened b/c you want to get out of trouble, that's still being a vigilante.
This guy defended himself and his house from a forceable felony as it was occurring. Big difference