‘Nosy Neighbor’ Notches Citizen’s Arrest

posted on April 24, 2015

“If somebody is not where they are supposed to be, I’m gonna check them out.” That warning comes from Alvin Cleere, a resident of rural Pottawatomie County in Oklahoma. He did just that recently after spotting a truck where it didn’t belong. “Being nosy, I turned around and went back.” What Cleere found was a pickup packed with stolen property, so he grabbed his .45 and held the alleged thief until deputies arrived.

This story wouldn’t have made the local media if not for the county sheriff—he asked Cleere to do an interview as a crime-fighting measure. Seems this is the second citizen’s arrest on the part of Cleere, who previously stopped a home invasion earlier and captured a wanted felon. Cleere’s message for criminals? “Just go somewhere else. Don’t come out east of Shawnee and everything will be good.” Wise advice, it seems.

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