@wass I'm a peaceful person.
I would be very calm and collected normally.
But if I saw the thief in action taking my cat, I would have done serious damage, maybe trying to flatten my car while he was underneath + grab the metal bar his friends hold while he watches out looking like a thug.
But that would have been wrong.
Instead of them getting damage, I could have endangered my own life.
I don't know what the right answer is.
Maybe these thieves are brainless morons - slaves to a cruel master? Who know, just making it up.
Punishing the foot solidiers doesn't hurt the master behind the whole thing.
Things aren't always black and white.
EDIT: I'm now looking into making my own protection solution to sell to others. I know I would have really appreciated having. I thought about it many times. I never got off my backside and did anything. I'd seen loads of videos galore of the thieves. My nephew had his stolen in a fairly busy open shopping car park. I never took any positive actions to protect my own cat.