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Postby meadow » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:37 pm

this is the kind of crap that pisses me off, big time.

Old Lady Arrested For Poorly Kept Lawn

Woman jailed for 'neglected' lawn

A 70-year-old US woman has been left bruised and bloody after an unexpected clash with police who came to arrest her because her lawn was dry and brown.
Trouble flared when Utah pensioner Betty Perry, 70, refused to give her name to an officer trying to caution her for not watering her lawn.

She says the officer hit her with handcuffs, cutting her nose, although police insist she slipped and fell.

Ms Perry said she was "distraught" after the incident.

She denied that she was resisting arrest, maintaining that she turned to go inside to call her son to fix the confusing dispute.

"I tried to sit down and get away from him," she told Utah newspaper the Daily Herald.

"I don't know what he's doing. I said: 'What are you doing?' And he hit me with those handcuffs in my face," she said.

"He's just trying to cover his tracks, as far as I'm concerned."

Set free

The officer had judged that Ms Perry's "sadly neglected and dying landscape" breached an Orem city guideline and was attempting to issue a formal caution when the 70-year-old was injured.

She was treated in a local hospital for the cut to her nose and for other bruises before being taken to jail.

But she was let go when police realised there were "other ways" of finding out her identity without taking her to jail, a police spokesman said.

The arresting officer has not been named but has been placed on administrative leave, he added.

Ms Perry, who says she has never had a run-in with police in the past, has been offered help by local church leaders to clean up her garden.

"I'm very distraught over all this," she said.

"I can't believe this happened. Do you ever just wish you could start your day over and it would all be different?"

yet, another example of a beta-male cop with a little too much time on his hands. WTF? why isn't he out there arresting jackasses who actually commit CRIMES???

what if this poor, older woman has a very limited income and can't afford to WATER HER GRASS. and also, why does someone HAVE to water their fricking grass????

i hope she sues and kicks some ass. i hope they have to fix up her lawn so she ain't gotta "water her grass" in the fucking future. *seethes*
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Postby ClaireM » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:16 pm

:roll: Arrested for NOT watering her lawn. Hell's Bells, in this country we are just emerging from years of drought. Or parts of the country are. Watering lawns, gardens, washing the car, etc. could result in a hefty fine. Most people, particularly those living in the country, didn't even think of watering anything. With the recent rains the dams, rivers and catchment areas are slowly rising but through years of deprivation you learn to make do. Never would anyone be arrested for watering or not watering a lawn.
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Postby solana » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:44 pm

Absurd... it's is absurd and cruel
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Postby pilvikki » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:49 pm

what was he thinking???

and why is it SO important to give a name to someone being arrested for no good reason? and at her own house, look it up jackass! why is this moron a cop anyway?

yep, there's a scary thought!

he can't even handle a case with an old lady, what would he do with people his own size, shoot them?
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