Jan, You have the right idea. Paintballs are rather inexpensive and if you are a good shot maybe the "sting" will help them remember the next time they take things from other people. We, too, had our vehicles broken into and things taken. It didn't happen during the night, it was like 7:30 in the evening. Talk about bold.... Anyway, dogs barked, my husband went out and heard them as they took off down the street. He called the cops and guess that's all a person can do until they finally are caught. However, we do have a surprise, for whoever next time....if they are dumb enough to try it again and I guarantee they aren't going to like it. Sounds like this is going on all over our city. Too bad!!!! I agree that people need to remove valuables from their cars, etc. but the object is that "YOU STAY OUT OF OTHERS BELONGINGS WHETHER THEY ARE LOCKED UP OR NOT." It's called RESPECT!