What about your daughter??? that man was trespassing on your property and could have injured her. My boyfriend is a police officer, so i asked him what advice he would give to someone in your shoes- he said you should get an "Order of Protection" against the man.An Order of Protection is more benificial than a "restraining order" and they penalize people that violate them more swiftly. I would definitely go to the police headquarters and file for an order of protection as well as a police report for him trespassing on your property and explaine to the cops that he had the intention of harming your property (which cats and dogs are considered their owner's "property"- maybe they can charge him with vandelism- i'm not sure, but at least try something. If he violates an Order of Protection, he will be in - serious trouble- much more so than if he were to violate a restraining order.(at least that's how it works in TN anyways, and i'm assuming kansas too) Also, i suggest you not scream at him or do anything to anger him- you could trigger him, and if he's that crazy to be shooting bebe guns at your dog - who knows what he may try to do to you or your loved ones. The best course of action for you to take is to file for an order of protection and to try to avoid any conflict with him ( i understand you being mad, and i would be more than mad if someone came near my child and could have hurt them) but at the same time, you don't want to encourage his crazy behavior by being combative. The best choice is to be non-confontational ( notice i'm not saying to be passive, just not to confront him) and to seek action in the form of police reports and orders of protection. Everytime he trespasses, don't address him- just call the cops...they will accomplish much more, and if he has an order of protection against him- he'll probably become the "manwife" to someone in his new metal home
good luck, i hope this helps you out. Please let me know if there's anything else i can help you with....i'm not a cop, but i'm with one, so i can always ask him his opinions and see what he knows that could potentially help out your situation. Good Luck!
Just a little side note: you were talking earlier about sheriff's probably not being willing to do anything....well they have to. You see, local cops and city ones can "choose" at certain times not to respond to certain calls...say for instance an elderly woman "thinks" she hears someone in her house but doesn't want to look around to see if anyone is there....the city cops could refuse to answer the call ( although it is very very frowned upon to do so) and then the call would go to the sheriff's dpt....which by the way, sheriff's are "property" of the state, and if a city cop "refuses" to answer a call- the sheriff has to, no matter how petty or unnecessary the call may seem. So when you call the sheriff's dpt, they HAVE to check it out.....so insist on it! Be kind to them- the more kind and approchable you are- the more inclined they are to help you and the more effort they will put into the investigation. So don't be pessamistic thinking the sheriff's won't respond---by law, they HAVE to.
hope that clears up any confusion you may have had between cops and sheriff's deputies.