I am thinking out a new story idea, idea for a crime thriller set in modern times sort of story. Basically it's an older idea, but I am changing everything around to make the story better, by making an entire new execution entirely. But I am kind of stuck on who my main character should be. I want a character who decides to pursue the villains, and fight back, without wanting to call the police for help. He can when he is the most desparate. I am writing a screenplay, and writing on a low budget, so if I can have the majority of the problem solved by only one main character to follow, that will help. But I am kind of stuck on reasons as to why he would not rely on the police for assistance, but at the same time be logical in his motivations. Are their any ideas why a person would not rely on the police that make sense? I am sure there are a few, but if I can get some second opinions, it may help those creative juices flow better, and drive me to a certain direction, when creating the main character. Thanks for the input .