I posted this in another thread, but I wanted to get you guy's opinion on this situation. I'm pretty sure I handled it properly. Let me preface this by saying that I live on the south side of St. Louis, and while my neighborhood is pretty nice, it's right next to some that are quite bad. Also, I work from home and I carry 100% of the time while at home, but not elsewhere b/c I don't have my CCL yet. I was taking out the trash to the back alley one afternoon on my 4 p.m. break. As I was tossing the bag into the dumpster, a very scared looking man ran in between the houses and into my backyard. He immediately went to the door on my garage and I heard him trying to get in (couldn't see him from this angle). The door was locked so he darted across the yard in front of me and jumped the fence, and continued running down the alley. About, 90 seconds later I had 3 officers and a K9 run thru the yard in pursuit. I pointed them in the direction of the perp. and they took off after him. I heard the police chopper coming on to the scene as I headed back in. I would've stayed out longer, but my break was over. I never did find out what that guy had done, but in the part of the city where I live, it was most likely drug related or a burglary. I had my G19 holstered on me at the time, but no round in the chamber (a mistake I won't make again). The perp. never even looked at me in his frantic attempt to escape the police. He also did not appear to have a weapon. I could have drawn on him to detain him for the police, but since I was standing in the alley where the dumpster was, I was technically off my property, and without my CCL, I figured that could land me in a heap of trouble. Especially since the police were quickly on the heels of this guy. I am also very glad I had my garage door locked b/c had I not been outside at the time to see this and it was unlocked, this perp. could have been hiding in there when my wife got home from work.