"Citizen Arrest, Citizen Arrest"
Kicking backwhile doing my nighty aerobicics; working out my thumb channel surfing and weight lifting a glass or two of DJ on the rocks. As I hit the channels, there was Barny and Gomer. Gomer was yelling out to Barny, "Citizen arrest, citizen arrest" to Barnie for making a u-turn on main street. I have watched this episode many times and it still bring a smile to my lips.
But watching the above brings up a couple of real modern day legal questions:
1. You get involved in a situation where you have taken control over the BG. You may have him/her looking doem the barrel of you gun (or not) and the police have been called to respond. Do we have the legal right to detain or hold a bg against his will until the LEO arrives on scene.
2. All my life heard of " Citizen Arrest" as Gomer yelled out to Barnie. As a U.S. citizen,non LEO, do we have arresting power recongized by our legal system? If so, what is the excepted guidlinesby LEO's/legal community regarding, "Citizen Arrest, Citizen Arrest"