A camera and a YouTube account are the new badge! This group of Brooklynites filmed the aftermath of an attempted robbery (allegedly the robber had a razor, which can be seen on the ground in the video). The scene includes a group holding a man on the street until the cops come to arrest him. Language and threats aside, no one gets violent...until another bystander comes over and kicks the would-be robber. Take a look:
The Observers note that "despite being permitted largely worldwide, and in all states but one (North Carolina) in the US, the scenario illustrates the enormous legal and safety risks that come with a citizen arrest." The cameraman is allegedly an army lieutenant, holding the fort down in his neighborhood and telling the perp: "this ain't 1980 buddy!"