This is interesting. While personally I think this guy was in the rights, my understanding of VA law is that you can't draw up on somebody just to protect property. And if that's the case, telling the cops ahead of time you're going to do just that may not be the brightest thing to do. He staked it out and then initiated a confrontation?
I'd like to get more details.
And we should get this guy to sponser or co-sponser a stand-your-ground law in the new session. He of all people should be receptive. Anybody here live in his district?
EDIT: This is TN, not VA. Sorry...