This is a local incident in which an elderly woman beat a police officer with her cane when he and a partner were investigating an Adult Protective Services report. Apparently it's made the international news. Here is another article from the local paper. I'm including it because of the hokey staged picture.
Basically it seems as if this woman is drunk most of the time and keeps calling the police to say that she's being abused. Then when they get to her house, she denies that there's a problem. Her caretaker's relationship to her seems suspect, though he claims she was already out of money before he met her.
I'm so glad I'm not a police officer who has to get into the middle of situations like this one.
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Why don't they just arrest her for assault (with a cane), and filling a false complaint. Isn't it illegal to knowingly to call 911 for false reasons?
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I think they want to make a point about people assaulting police officers without actually jailing an 81-year-old woman.
The part about calling 911 is a bit more complicated, I think. There's knowingly calling in a false report to 911, and then there's being drunk and deluded and calling in a report to 911 that you may actually believe at the time. I think the latter situation may happen quite frequently without any prosecution taking place.
All of that is just speculation on my part, though. I don't personally know these police officers, and I don't have data on drunken dialing of 911. This being snopes, somebody out there may know a lot more about the subject.
Those little old ladies are a feisty bunch sometimes
I used to drive a cab and one of our regulars was an elderly woman...the first time I picked her up she was making her way down her front steps so I jumped out of my taxi and rushed over to help
She was bent over so far her cane is only two feet long but it was long enough to whack me about the ankles once I got close enough...she began spew profanity that would make a sailor blush telling me she didn't need help and I should mind my own business
BTW To give you another idea how charming she really was...her sister lived in an apartment building 1/2 block away and they had not spoken to each other in 30 years...she was also an equal opportunity hater...she hated all races, creeds, religions(whoops except for Catholics)...young or old...male or female didn't matter everyone was a sinner to her
So where did I take her every day? Why to church of course...there was a Catholic church 1 1/2 block away she went to like clockwork...in her mind she was a good church going lady and don't you forget it you @#$%^^%$#@!!!*&^%$
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