Watch: The Crazy Story Behind This 102-Year-Old Woman Who Purposely Got Arrested

Watch: The Crazy Story Behind This 102-Year-Old Woman Who Purposely Got Arrested

Must be nice to ride in the back of a police car for fun.

Published October 5th

A 102-year-old woman just crossed another item off of her bucket list: be put in handcuffs and taken away in the back of a cop car.

Edie Simms was handcuffed in the Five Star Senior Center in south St. Louis and escorted to the back of a police cruiser. The officers were happy to oblige as Edie instructed them to make it count. 

“These types of events and Ms. Simms help us do that and we’re more than happy to do these type of things,” St. Louis Police Department Sgt. John McLaughlin said. “We love it and we get more out of it than the seniors do.”

Although Simms has been alive for longer than the average person, she has never been arrested and truly wanted to know what it felt like.

When she isn’t riding in the back of the paddy wagon, Edie sews goodies for other residents at the senior home where she lives. Edie proudly boasted that she has been sewing items since she was a little girl.

After returning her back to her residence, Edie joyfully handed out newly knit items to every person present. 

We're glad the police were able to help Edie with one of her final wishes. Maybe we should start saying that our bucket list includes not getting wrongly arrested or assaulted by police.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: ABC News)

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