Outrage After 95-Year-Old Woman Was Jailed For Hitting Her Granddaughter With A Slipper

"That's called old school discipline."

People are looking at the Daytona Beach Police Department sideways after a 95-year-old grandmother was arrested Saturday for slapping her granddaughter in face with her slipper.

According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Hattie Reynolds called police to help get her granddaughter, Janeen Williams, 46, out of bed because she was "tired of her staying in bed all day soaking up the air conditioning."

When responding officers questioned Williams, she said she did not want to press charges. However, due to "strict domestic violence laws" Reynolds was arrested, according to Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri.

"If your wife reported that you threatened to hit her, you would be arrested because that is a domestic violence assault," police Chief Craig Capri told the News-Journal. "I just feel bad for her but the officers did their job as required by the law."

Reynolds was booked in the Volusia County Jail and released the next day on her own recognizance.

  • News of Reynolds' arrest left many people shocked

  • The police department was slammed for wasting time and money on an elderly woman

  • While some question if old school discipline has gone out the window

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