My son is acquainted with a neighbor kid, the kid is 11. He's come in our house, he's decorated cookies with us, we gave him Christmas presents. We had a lot of strange things happen in the neighborhood, trash left on our doorstep, chocolate frosting smeared all over our door. We knew it was probably a kid doing it, but we didn't know who. Tonight we were ding donged ditched, and I heard the person run away after ringing the door bell, and I chased after them. It was dark so I couldn't see who I was chasing, when I caught up, it was the 11 year old neighbor kid. I told him if he EVER messed with my house again, Id call the cops.. My question is, was I too harsh? He immediately started crying, and I felt bad!