I wasn't 10 min. from home this morning, on my way to work, when my wife called me upset. Apparently some guy off the street was in our yard, looking around. He then walked around the house to the back yard, stood on our porch outside the kitchen, and left. Keep in mind we have a TINY yard which means he was right next to the house. She called 911 and described the man and the direction he went when he left the house. Living near downtown Atlanta we have frequent "street walkers"...shady characters looking for opportunities. Bums, drug users, whatever. Several cars have been broken into on the street and things taken from yards. Question: If I had encountered this guy in my yard as I was leaving for work, I may have pulled my weapon (I carry in my waistband when I walk to my car on the street in the morning) and ordered him to the gound. I then would have yelled at my wife to dial 911. How would have the police reacted and would I have the right to do that?