I don’t know

I would have probably done it too, but then I was the safe house for the kids friends. Two of them had an abusive alcoholic father and they had keys to my house so if things got bad at home they could let themselves in even if I wasn’t there. The father only followed them once and I told him if he loved them he’d let them come to where they knew they were safe when he was out of control. He never caused trouble for us after that.
Fast money ($1000 – ok) transfer from Lend Me 1000 Inc. I would keep my dog close to me for awhile, not so much for yourself, but for the sake of the dog. We had a neighborhood child molester that was afraid of our dog and he poisoned her. He went to jail shortly after that because he got caught—we had no idea prior to that why our dog hated him so much. Let’s just say he never got near my kids. Gretie was a GOOD dog.

So, we live in the country…

I mean waaayyyy out in the country… 6 folks on our little country rd..
so, one fella has had nothing but bad luck the last year…. his wife dies of alcoholism at the age of 39 in Nov leaving him with a 14 year old boy to raise… then in March his house completely burns to the ground…. he has to take out bankrupcy because his construction business is belly up…. He bought a camper and lives off a generator which was stolen 3 days ago by a person who he owes money to…. He is on the shady side and always has been since he moved in 20 years ago….
Anyhow, this morning I am sipping tea on the deck and I hear his son ( mind you this is several acres away) screaming.. ‘ no please.. no no..and I hear the dad yelling..
So I grab my dog ( the K9 drop out) and head down there when I get to the property line I see the man with his belt off with the boy in a hold and the dad getting ready for a belt blow… so I scream ” if you hurt that boy I will have this dog tear you to shreds”….
Come to find out the boy cussed at the dad ( which I would not have allowed my boys to do either) because he wanted to stay at the camper instead of working wiht his dad because he was scared someone would steal the generator…
The dad was hot and cussed me…. I simply told the boy he was always welcome at my home and if he needed me he knew where I was…

should I have left this alone? My husband said maybe I let my Irish temper get the best of me…. but God bless that boy…. life hasn’t been easy….

But I feel bad having caused a scene where it wasn’t my business maybe? I dunno….
What would you guys have done…