Geez. What was he supposed to do? Call the cops and wait forever?
This should be a no harm, no foul. Perhaps he should repair the door.
Edit: Definitely he should repair the door, but the neighbor should thank him for being concerned and getting involved. Too few do so these days.
From the linked article, the actions appear reasonable, but it’s also entirely right that this be tested in court. After all, we need to demonstrate that this wasn’t just an excuse to harrass a neighbour or something else.
And let’s look at the other side of the coin: suppose someone had been being raped and he had put it down to the neighbour watching a porno vid?
BTW, you’d better believe if someone kicked down my door and tried to back me into my closet I would endeavor to dice him like a tomato, no matter what his intentions. You don’t do that shit. It’s not done. Period.
Sure it would. If his neighbor were raping someone, he’d probably notice someone screaming through his door and threatening violence.
I mean, think about this–the guy broke down his door brandishing a sword, fercrissakes. Who knows why the fuck he had one in the first place; IME most people who buy functional (not display/novelty) swords start itching for an excuse to use it after a while. What if he were having loud consensual sex with some girl? What would you think of Mr. Samuel L. Jackson busting in ready to kick some ass then?
I do have the sense not to play porn loud enough to attract vigilantes. But being a vigilante means they don’t have the proper training to conduct their own raids. I don’t have a gun, but if I did, I would shoot first and ask questions later upon the sight of a madman with a sword kicking down my door.
Agreed, the courts should be very lenient if the only damage was a door. The man took the chance of stopping a rape. Sound more like a misplaced hero who did little harm and should be applauded for being willing to get involve.
He probably should have stopped long enough to call 911 though.
I’m with you…kinda, the sword may have been a little much.
I have to assume he was watching some sort of ‘rape’ porn. I mean really, does this guy go busting into everyones apartment when he hears people having sex, or was there some odd yelling/screaming going on in the porn.