Exactly, Criminal Theft is a Criminal Theft and age means nothing especially in Texas where you can use Deadly Force as long as if you feel that you have to use deadly force to protect your property and if all 50 states allowed it theft would go down for sure.<quoted text>
I heard unusual noises, looked outside, and saw two men trying to remove the hinge pins from my garage door. I reached behind the door for my gun, went out on the porch and yelled "Get out of here, I have a gun". And it wasn't a rifle, but a shotgun. They ran, and I went back into the house and called the sheriff.
I still would like to know what relevance you think their age has.
Texas Penal Code - Section 9.42. Deadly Force To Protect Property