Originally Posted by overlander63
I was going to post that, but decided not to kick the guy while he was down...
You're right, it was probably mean. However, if you've reported the generator stolen and had the serial number to give to police, you can get it back for free if you find it for sale somewhere. Assuming the thief was your run-of-the-mill moron, he might even have used his real ID when he pawned it. That wouldn't be as satisfying as a 2nd-amendment solution, but it would be way better than nothing.