Yes, I busted through the back window with a chain & it wrapped around the sumbitch's face. Then he got pistol whipped...<quoted text>
You are the one who told us the story, so all of my info must have come from you. I think you mentioned busting a window with a chain, and pistol whipping. That kind of activity can be fatal. Certainly over-stated reaction to what he had done to you; granted people tend to place more value on their inanimate property than human life.
It was not an "over-stated reaction to what he did to me". He deserved it. What makes you defend the asshole that chooses to break into someones vehicle & steal it? Ever happen to you? What if it did, what would you do if you accidentally caught the asshole?
YOU might walk away & call someone stronger than you (cops), I'm not that kind of person. I stand & defend myself, my family, my friends and my belongings.