One of the first things I learned on this forum is carrying a firearm is for “Self” Defense, not “Stuff” Defense. We have discussed scenarios like you can’t legally shoot somebody that is stealing your unoccupied car out of your driveway unless the thief is actively threatening or actually using lethal or serious bodily injury to you or others.
However, I have not read anything I can recall related to using non-lethal force like pepper spray to protect your stuff like your unoccupied car or boat parked in your driveway.
So, the question is, what can you legally do to protect your “stuff” other than telling them to leave your stuff alone and calling the police to file a report? Can I legally knock them on the ground and restrain them while I wait for the Police? Can I legally Pepper Spray them to make them go away? I live in Florida if that makes any difference.