posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 09:51 PM
a reply to: SentientCentenarian
I have the ability (maybe moreso than others due to situations encountered in my job)...and if necessary...can and have placed one under citizens
arrest. Homeland Security trained and employed by city emergency, police, fire, search and rescue services...we train on when and when not to...its
really important...and possibly to your own freedom...to get it right. Positively right.
Once, I witnessed a robbery, and he had a large kitchen knife. He ran but I blocked the door, the nutcase swung at me, I drew my firearm and threw him
to the ground yelling "Call 911! Tell them you have a robbery suspect being detained by a licensed armed citizen." I told him I was placing him under
citizens arrest and not to move...which he wasnt with the barrel of my 45 pressed against the back of his neck.
As police arrived...i dropped and slid my weapon away, held up both hands with my CPL license in one of them and backed away. They viewed the security
tape, got statements from the store clerk and myself, returned my firearm to me and I testified in court.
He got 5 to 10 in prison.
edit on 2-9-2016 by mysterioustranger because: oops