After contacting an "leo" about your concerns, keep something handy like a
bat, rake, snowshovel, longhandle icescraper, golf club etc, & if you do not
like the thought of pepperspray... then think about skunk scent in a spray
bottle or deer or elk urine! (Be creative)! Or how about a paintball gun? There
are many non-lethal choices to choose from...But, "even touching" a person
can be interpreted as a form of "battery" & this can also include spraying
them with your garden hose/ hose pipe as the brits call it! Check your local
laws, but in my case we thankfully have the "open carry law" & that was
enough to deter my "worst neighbor ever" after he saw that I was armed!
After that, I obtained a cwp for future encounters...but thankfully my
problem neighbor moved to the next county soon afterward!