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Police Threaten to Arrest 75-Yr-Old Woman Over “Height of Her Lawn”

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RIESEL, TX – A 75-yr-old woman was startled to find out that police intended to handcuff her frail wrists behind her back and lock her in a cell.

“I’m 75 now, and I’ve never had a speeding ticket, never had a parking ticket and now here I am got a warrant for my arrest from the big city of Riesel,” Gerry Suttle said, shaken after the incident.

It all started when she received a phone call from the police chief.

The police chief told her that a warrant had been issued for her arrest.

The warrant, it turns out, was issued for failure to appear at court regarding the “height” of the grass on her property.

When remarking on the grass, police chief Danny Krumnow said, “It has grown up, and the court had issued her letter and then the court issued a warrant for failure to appear.”

Suttle, however, confirmed that she never received any letter about any court date.

Seuropeans-using-new-techhe is now scared to be alone or drive, given that police are out to arrest her as if she’s some kind of callous criminal.

“My name is on their list. If I get stopped, I’ll get picked up,” she said.

One wonders how cops sleep at night, knowing that they are ruining this woman’s well being.

Upon hearing the news, Suttle’s son quickly said he would travel to her property to mow the grass.

But police, evidently, might still keep the warrant out for arrest.

Jay Syrmopoulos of The Free Thought Project asks some pertinent questions regarding this case:

Does law enforcement truly have nothing more pressing to focus on than a 75-year-old woman whose grass is too long??

Why aren’t people able to have a natural lawn without the expectation of some cookie cutter yard standard by which all properties must be judged?

Suttle’s son said that he would come mow the grass, as his mother isn’t physically able to do so, but that the city may not drop the arrest warrant.

Indeed, who do you think is being more harmful to society in this case, the elderly woman or the police who want to trap her in a cage? Let us know after you watch the video below:

UPDATE (6-13-15): Community Pulls Together and Helps Woman Before Police Can Get Her

This is how it’s done! The latest report from CopBlock.org is as follows:

When four brothers saw news that 75-year-old Gerry Suttle faced arrest for her lawn being too tall, they responded by loading up their lawn mowers, going to her house, and mowing her lawn.  The Reynolds brothers didn’t know Gerry, but they decided to help her anyway.

“We haven’t met her yet but she’s 75 years old and she needs some help mowing,” said Blaine Reynolds. “That’s the least we could do.”

Others in the community followed by the boys’ example and joined the brothers in mowing the lawn.  It took 2 hours.

“I really wouldn’t want her coming out here and doing it or paying someone else to when we could have just done if for free,” Brandon Reynolds said.

What if we pulled together and helped each other more often like this?

Cops would finally leave us alone!

(Just kidding, they’d probably make it illegal.) 

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