This past Saturday night, 5 or more cars were vandalized here at my apartment complex. Most had their windows busted out and car stereos stolen. My roommate had a tape deck stolen out of one of his cars. The worst part came today when I was talking to one guy who had property stolen. During the conversation, another guy walks up and says something like, "You guys got your stuff stolen, but I got the shit beat out of me!" He had a gash on his head and went on to tell us how he was robbed at gunpoint and then beat to hell by two guys. He said it happened around 2:30 am. The only thing I don't understand is how they got away with stealing all they did by breaking car windows (I saw 3 myself later that day), and then beating up a guy outside his own apartment building without anyone seeing or hearing anything. Also, most people who live here are college kids, who ,of course, aren't the best for getting to sleep on time. About a year ago, when my roomate and I first moved in, we heard about a guy getting robbed at one of the apartments. It made us a little uneasy at the time, but it eventually wore off as time went by. Now, it's a year later and something else happens. I'm thinking about getting pepper spray or a baseball bat to have with me for nights I may have to come home from work late and am alone. I've even thought about getting a gun to keep in the apartment just in case. What should a guy do to protect himself nowadays? ------------------ The HTF Lowest Post Champion!