Excaliber wrote:In my experience, anyone who ignores verbal and universally understood hand signals to stop approaching has shown himself to be a threat and must be treated as such.
One of my handgun instructors had to make that decision. In the early morning dark, an intruder broke down his front door. As he relates, he gave the "international" signal to get out; pointing a handgun and yelling (three times) "get the ... out of my house!" The intruder advanced and died. Verbal commands do not always work and we must be prepared to follow through to protect ourselves and those for whom we are responsible.
I'm happy that the OP's instance worked out better.