People used to be allowed to perform a citizens arrest under certain circumstances where you can show "probable cause" for making the arrest such as witnessing a crime. Now, a family in Port Alberti, British Columbia could be facing charges after two parents made a citizen's arrest of their own when a pedophile propositioned their daughter.
The legalities of the circumstance are not exactly clear since it seems the family set up the meeting with the pedophile who believed he was meeting their 13-year-old daughter. Canada has become known for their vigilante pedophile-hunters and the politically correct culture of the Canadian government has been scrutinized for not being harsh enough on pedophiles.
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The parents of the 13-year-old girl say a 28-year-old man showed up at their home Thursday expecting to have sex with their teenage daughter. They then restrained the man with zip ties and filmed a Facebook Live video of the hogtied man calling him a "predator" and ranting about how police refused to show up for the "meeting". Now the parents could be facing assault charges.
"He came to my house to meet my 13-year-old f—–g daughter to f–k her. We f—–g tackled him and zap-strapped him and called the police," a female voice says in the video. "Because earlier today when I asked the police to come here for this meeting, they said no," she continued. "…Why wouldn't the police come and help me catch this predator that just came to my f——g house?"
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Police confirmed the incident saying they responded to a disturbance where a man was tied up as "a result of vigilante actions." The man was unrestrained and taken to the hospital by police who declined to charge the man. Instead of arresting the pedophile, the police arrested the two parents who defended their actions saying they discovered the 28-year-old was sending their daughter "explicit messages".
"They wouldn't even look at my phone," the mother said. "I've been waiting for six weeks for the police to give me a name behind the Instagram account." The incident highlights the culture of Canada and it's willingness to make criminals into the victims.
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