Sure you can ... a private citizen has MORE powers of arrest than a sworn police officer. They ALSO have a greater liability as they are not protected, as a police officer is, by the philosophy of "sovereign immunity."
If someone is an illegal alien invading the United States, I believe that is a felony ... BUT you MUST say the magic words "As a Citizen of the United States (for violations of Federal Law) or As a Citizen of the State of Texas, etc.,( for violations of State Law) I am placi
@James Thomas Rook Jr. Similar to the Aristocrats in France lecturing the Parisian factory workers on the importance of cleanliness.
While the lesson may be true....
It may not be an option for a vast majority of common people.
"Let them eat cake!"