ExPat, you would take someone's hand or arm for taking your tv. You don't think they will come back to take your life for taking their arm? Burglary doesn't come with much time. They may plan on coming back with their own plan or "justice".
I like your comment...
First off I don't think of it as he's just taking my TV, I think of it as he is a hostile. Secondly, there is a slim chance he would go against nature and still attempt retaliation to his own demise, and no, I would not fear him returning, based on the body's physiological response to stress.
If you get in a fight with someone, and they punch you in the face, it is an expected response. It may send your body into "fight" mode with adrenaline, anger, etc. triggered.
However, if they crushed your windpipe or hyper extended your elbow, unless you are trained, a typical person has no mental preparedness for that, and their brain will immediately go to "flight/survival" mode.
Same applies to weapons. If someone pulls a gun on you, your brain begins studying your options... If someone takes your limb, your brain begins finding escape routes! Anytime your brain enters this mode through force you usually have a fear response of that situation from that point forward.
Food for thought....