Hands in the air, neighborby Nikki Tundel, Minnesota Public Radio
Citizen's arrests are legal everywhere from New Zealand to Hong Kong to here in Minnesota. But just how does a regular citizen go about apprehending a drunk driver or an armed robber?
St. Paul, Minn. — August 7 is the 24th annual National Night Out. The goal behind this event is to get people to take an active role in making their communities safe and crime free.
That premise got reporter Nikki Tundel thinking about one of the little-used weapons in the community crime-fighting arsenal -- the citizen's arrest.