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629.364 ARRESTS FOR SWINDLING.

(a) The following persons shall arrest, with or without a warrant, a person found committing an offense described in section 609.52, subdivision 2, clause (4):

(1) a conductor or other employee on a railway car or train;

(2) a captain, clerk, or other employee on a boat;

(3) a station agent at a depot;

(4) an officer of a fair or fairground; or

(5) a proprietor or employee of a public resort.

(b) A person not required to make an arrest under paragraph (a) may arrest, with or without a warrant, a person found committing an offense described in section 609.52, subdivision 2, clause (4).

(c) A person making an arrest under paragraph (a) or (b) shall take the arrested person to the proper law enforcement authorities and have a written complaint issued against that person. A person making an arrest under paragraph (a) or (b) has the same authority in all respects as a peace officer with a warrant, including the power to summon assistance. The person shall also arrest the person injured by reason of the offense, and take that person before a court, which shall require that person to give security for appearance as a witness on trial of the case.

(d) A victim of an offense described in section 609.52 who testifies at trial against the person arrested for the offense shall receive the fee for travel and attendance provided in section 357.24.