Hillbilly Redneck, Glad to see you didn't let that kid get off and held him accountable for his actions, but if you would have found him in your home or leaving it with some of your stuff, a whooping may have happened and would have been justified, which is what I've been saying. jasmillo, Just because someone is an addict, meth or otherwise, doesn't mean he should not be held accountable for his actions. If it means he goes to the joint and gets poked up the butt, it has nothing to do with someone pressing charges and having the perp prosecuted and held accountable, which might include time in the big house. It also matters not whether the perp was high or not when he committed the crime, he knew it was wrong, yet still committed the act and needs to be held accountable, period. And that is all Salmo G is talking about. Society cannot afford to look the other way when an addict commits a crime against someone's property or person. To do so invites chaos and anarchy, and that is not something you wish to be surrounded with. Criminals must be held accountable and punished for their crimes, whether they are addicts or not. I mean, we hold insane people who have committed crimes in prisons for the criminally insane and don't look the other way do we? Same should be the case for drug addicts who commit crimes. And if someone happens upon an addict breaking into their vehicle and puts a bit of hurt on them, holds them until law enforcement arrives, and presses charges, justice will have been done. So what if an addict will return later after being released from the local jail or after serving time in the bit house and possibly steal again, upon being caught, he needs to be held accountable and punished once more. And if that means he gets poked up the butt when in the big house, too bad because it isn't the innocent victim's fault.