Wasn't sure how to search for this topic and I'm sure it's been covered here somewhere. I also know that local and state laws will be an obvious factors here, and they probably vary - but how do people hold a criminal "until law enforcement shows up" when that criminal could, in theory, turn his back and walk/run away? Surely the good guy's life isn't threatened in that case, and I think the common concept is that you're not supposed to shoot anyone unless your life is in danger, but you do hear occasionally (and here today, locally) about someone apprehending a criminal and holding them at gunpoint until a LEO shows up. Thanks for your feedback! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!