To passers-by and eyewitnesses, it must have been quite the scene. A police cruiser pulls up outside the station and a bunch of burly cops get out. They open the back door and take out someone they’ve arrested. But it’s not a scary drug dealer or murderer… Oh no. It’s a 102 year-old woman!
Worst thing is? She hadn’t even done anything! But before you all start an Old Lives Matterprotest, the arrest wasn’t real. It was a stunt created especially for Missouri resident Edie Simms, the elderly lady. She had ‘getting arrested’ rather cheekily on her bucket list. And it was the last wish to see off.
Volunteer worker Edie said this afterwards: “Keep going in life, don’t ever stop whatever it is you’re doing and spend some time doing community service because sometimes the person you reach out and touch, is the only person that they will talk to in a day.”
Asked if she enjoyed herself, she said this: “Oh, yes, handcuffs and all!” The filthy ol’ thing.
She’s a spritely old girl and a good laugh. She’s still got plenty on the tank too… Best get writing a new bucket list, Edie!