tennage citizen's arrest
Mon, 2006-09-25 08:38 — luke618
Several weeks ago my husband and I heard our neighbor's front gate slam shut at 11:30 pm on a Saturday night. Out neigbors were away for several days at the time. My husband went into the yard and found three teenage boys. He asked what they were doing, names, and place or residences. They refused to answer then tried to run. He grabbed the last one who was told to sit on the ground. This boy gave two names along with "his own" which was false.
My question is: was this illegal for my husband to do? The boy who was caught, his father is a local sherrif and is threatening to sue saying my husband illegally detained a minor. Is that correct? If the desire struck, would it have been possible to perform a Citizen's Arrest on this kid?
Considering these kids had been caught twice previously throwing tennis balls at passing cars and stringing cable across the street to damage cars-not to mention the fact two houses had been t.p.ed and egged and several cars had been stollen in the area within a few weeks of this innodence our tolerence for misbehavior has been pretty limited.
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