Ragnarok wrote:DYI wrote:And filming it was essentially the dumbest thing these kids could have done.
The 2nd dumbest thing, I would say. The dumbest was actually retaliating in the first place. If they'd reported it to the police, that would have been much more sensible.
Spudfiles can't do anything about morons like that, but we get the bad rap for it.
However, I will say that paintball guns are very useful at Halloween.
We had problems with egging and flour one year, which had actually done damage to the house - so the next year I borrowed a set of simple paintball markers from a friend - and, lo and behold, the punks turned up again.
I think it was a group of relatively young teenagers trying to be "hard" - Thing was, they weren't expecting a trio of young adults to burst out of the door, chuck paintball flash-bangs at them and fire paint at them. Unsurprisingly, they legged it, and we never had problems from them again.
It was quite fun really. BTW, it wasn't retaliation, it was just defence, and we had deliberately chronoed the markers at around about a low 200 fps for safety reasons, so don't whinge at me about it being immature and dangerous.
Wasn't there someone on UKSGC who hid in the bush with a copper pneumatic, sniper styles and gained similar revenge?
Or was that you?