Yes, I would get your pos out of the way. You would have no proof who did it.
Well, yes he would...my neighbor (drunk as hell) side swiped my car. She thought that I wouldn't know...guess what, her paint was all over my car and my paint on hers..I took many pictures of both of our cars and called the police. While I was taking the pictures, I collected some of the paint her car left on mine and they were able to match the color/damages to her car. Guess what, she has to pay. And she has a police report added to it...
So, yes, since Else had taken the picture of the vehicle, there is a very good chance you would have been caught with additional charges to boot.
IMO, your comments sound as if you would be one of those inconsiderate neighbors who do not care about anyone else's property/spaces but your own? I hope that's not the case...just sounds like it from your posts.
Anyway, I think Else had every right to do what he did and good for him for standing up for his space! You can't hide under the bed in fear of "what if's" or your neighbors and others will just take advantage of you.