I was checking the weather this morning when I noticed this headline on the sidebar. Deaf dog alerts owner to suspected burglar in Salem - KPTV - FOX 12. In the story the intruder accidentally cages himself in the garage. The homeowner grabs his gun and holds the guy until the police arrive to arrest him. So, my question is, are we within out rights to "detain" an intruder at gunpoint even if there is no imminent threat to personal safety (tweaker locked in the garage)? Could a defense attorney argue anything stupid like attempted murder or kidnapping against you in order to help his scumbag client beat the case or come against you civilly? I know the present public mindset is to hide and call 911, but I would prefer to see a criminal actually getting arrested and punished vs. simply filing a report with a vague description while hoping my belongings turn up at a pawn shop or on craigslist. What are our rights?