I’m gonna go down swingin, It’s the way I was brought up and not changing anything.On the one hand, I don't disagree with you. On the other hand, the Kyle Rittenhouse situation is a VERY REAL example of how horribly corrupted our system has become and what can happen to you even when you do everything legally. Kyle should have NEVER been arrested, let alone charged and tried.
Then, of course, there is no guarantee that you will come out on the winning end of an encounter with an armed tire slasher.
All this begs the question of whether it's worth the risk over some tires that are likely insured after paying your deductible. And I'm not saying it is or isn't. Each of us will have to make the decision for ourselves. Just make sure you've considered all the possibilities.
If I’m to become a martyr then so be it.