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Date: 09/14/12 06:53 AM

64 Responses to 77-Year-Old Grandma Gets Arrested

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    September 14, 2012 at 6:14 am
    Link: 77-Year-Old Grandma Gets Arrested - Her family wants an apology for `excessive force` used on her. Do you think this was excessive, I-A-B? Story in credits.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:05 am
    He probably didn`t need to yank her out of the vehicle onto the ground, but she was definitely being combative and refusing his requests. Asking for your license and proof of insurance is pretty standard when you`re pulled over by an officer. I usually have them ready before he walks up. Seems like she expected special treatment. Guess she got it.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:05 am
    Why do people insist on messing with cops?

    This was very simple, you were speeding, let me see your licensee and registration.

    When I get to it.

    Ok, arrested.

    Feel bad she was 77- but she`s had 50+ years of driving to figure out no to break the law by speeding
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:06 am
    she was wrong
    and the cop was more worng
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:08 am
    I`m sorry your grandma`s such a khunt!
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:09 am
    both seem like morons too me
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:09 am
    It most cities (I don’t know about that one) cops are not to try to pull people out of a car. And to wait until the come out on their own even if it takes two days
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:18 am
    he really enjoyed that didn`t he...
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:22 am
    I`m becoming less and less a fan of police but all this woman had to do was take 10 seconds and comply by handing over her credentials.

    This is how it usually works with police. First they ask. If that done not work they tell. If that doesn`t work they make. Especially when somebody`s stupid enough to say "Go ahead and arrest me."
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    jets4life Male 30-39
    39 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 7:24 am
    The police officer did nothing wrong here.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:26 am
    Could`ve been handled differently but, no, not excessive. He started out politely, she challenged his authority. "Medical condition"? She has a urinary infection - could`ve used the bathroom before getting in the car. She could`ve/should`ve said, "OK, officer, but can I please explain something first?", instead of implying that she would comply only when she felt ready to do so. Once she told him to arrest her but refused to leave the car, some amount of force was inevitable. It`s her fault. Grand daughter says the lady is embarrassed. She should be...she acted like a fool.
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    miasmaat Female 18-29
    298 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 7:28 am
    Fire the cop and fine the lady.
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    faustsshadow Male 30-39
    407 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 7:38 am
    She`s embarrassed because the video went public.

    Whose fault is that, now?
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    ddaq89 Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:39 am
    She was full of doo doo. How many of us already have that "If I get pulled over I`m going to tell them " speech lined up? She should not have challenged his authority and did what he asked BUT he also seems to have gone off the deep end and could have handled this situation differently.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:45 am

    "I want an apology" means "I want a cash settlement".
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
    910 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 7:50 am
    I hate cops but in this case, the cop is right
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    1985 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 7:54 am
    I think he showed some restraint. TBH, how much time was she wasting being a dumbass. License and registration.. scribble scribble scribble. Sign here. Done. It`s not like she denied the speeding.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:56 am
    She`s a crazy old bag - he should have tazed her.
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    tbored Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:57 am
    I`m siding with the cop.......shes old enough to know the ticket drill.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:58 am
    Not excessive force, she refused the cops order to see her driver`s license and tried to be `bossy` to him. She said, "Go ahead" as a challenge to the cop, thinking he wouldn`t arrest her. She found out she was wrong.

    Moral of the story, Don`t be a dick to the cops. They protect you while you sleep and it`s a thankless job, most of the time.
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 8:01 am
    She should have been less bitchy, given him her license and registration, then perhaps asked nicely if he could speed it up a bit because she had to go do her bladder thing.. It would have been over in 2 minutes..

    Seriously, if you get arrested at a routine traffic stop, it`s your own damn fault..
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    peakingo Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 8:06 am
    Cops deal with some serious s/hit all the time and one them is attacks from the least expected people. This includes the elderly. He has no idea of anything beyond that this person is becoming verbally combative and isn`t listening to the simplest request.

    This is called hostility. Police do not respond nicely to it. Not because they`re arsewholes but because of their training. You never want to give control of a situation to the other person. Which is done by being overly assertive and aggressive.

    Could he have explained it better, sure, but did he do anything wrong? No.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 8:09 am
    I think anybody is siding with her on this one?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4661 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 8:10 am
    The whole thing could have been a few minutes of inconvenience and then both go on their way. I strongly suspect the cop hated every moment of how it actually went down and probably still feels bad. I say fine the lady and use the money to buy the cop a beer!
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    September 14, 2012 at 8:19 am
    @ CrakrJak:
    Damn straight, man! Granddaughter says her age makes her deserve extra respect. I say it means she`s old enough to know better!
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    that1joshguy Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 8:28 am
    I clicked on this thinking i`d respond in favor of the old lady but this one deserves what she got - next time she ought to listen lol.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 8:54 am
    Just because you are old, it does not mean that the laws do not apply to you and that you are above them.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    September 14, 2012 at 9:01 am
    He started off polite enough. She wanted to call the shots, which was stupid.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2012 at 9:05 am
    Let`s see. Old lady is belligerent, uncooperative and resistant.

    She got arrested for failure to comply.

    What`s the story here?
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    viperjason Male 18-29
    68 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 9:19 am
    yep, grandma is wrong.
    My only issue is that he kept saying "lady" instead of "Ma`am"

    Other than that, yeah she got what she deserved and no extra time should be given to her and she doesnt get to call the shots.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 9:49 am
    all she had to do was show him her license. it didn`t seem excessive to me. he pulled out a suspect who wasn`t cooperative and arrested her. she even said take me to jail!
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 10:14 am
    He didn`t even pull her out with much force... she just relaxed her whole body as he was trying to tug her out and that made her heavier, so she dropped like a sack of sand the second she was nearly out.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 10:25 am
    Why, oh, why do people make things hard for themselves for no damn reason? I swear most people`s problems are self-inflicted but it`s always someone else`s fault.
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    mcmals Female 18-29
    146 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 10:48 am
    She totally deserved it....I`ve found a lot of older people are just rude and uncompromising these days, I know that sounds bad but the evidence is right here
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    mcmals Female 18-29
    146 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 10:48 am
    This woman was a big bitch, she deserved it
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    seblah Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 11:22 am
    The problem is that cops are no longer personable. They come off as not giving a drat for anything other than procedures.

    He could have easily calmed the situation down by spending 1-2 more mins negotiating with her instead of going right to the arrest.

    Now we get to bear the cost of having her see a judge jail etc.

    If you don`t want to deal with people then don`t be a cop.

    This arrest was pointless other than to be a jerk.
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    seblah Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Average arrest cost over $4000. 15 mins of a cops time ~$50
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Officer: "give me your license now or I`ll take you to jail"
    Lady: "well go ahead"
    End of story.
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    guess_who Male 18-29
    23 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm
    I`d hit it... ohh wait wrong vid

    Old people shouldn`t drive anyways
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    guess_who Male 18-29
    23 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    on a more serious note if she had simply handed him her license and registration and explained to him as she was doing so that she has a bladder infection (truth or not) and really needed to get to a restroom or home he probably would have let her go with a written warning.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    I`m not a big fan of the cops but I don`t think there`s anything wrong here. He asked for the license & registration, she said she has to go to the bathroom, he asked again, she said she`ll get it when she`s ready, he asked again adding that if she didn`t she`d go to jail, she told him to go right ahead and do it. She was wrong and acting like a bitch right off the bat. Case closed. Next.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 12:35 pm
    Old people think they can get away with anything. I worked in a customer service job for 6 years, and they always acted so stuck up. Their mentality is "You should respect your elders." Nope. The same rules apply to everyone.
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    nijd Male 18-29
    267 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    Stupid old hag
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    weeray Male 18-29
    141 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    Its not `excessive force` he told her to get out of her vehicle several times which she did not do he can use reasonable force to remove her from the car when she isn`t complying with orders, if this had been anyone younger there wouldn`t have even been so much as a short article about it. If old people want to drive like the rest of us then they have to comply with the same things.
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    DFWBrysco Male 40-49
    307 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    For the most part, I have found that DFW cops are understanding and willing to assist as long as you are polite and courteous to them.. when you get an attitude, that`s when the hammer comes out.

    This lady most definitely deserved what she got.
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    guess_who Male 18-29
    23 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    LOL, i love how the granddaughter has posted this on her Facebook and her friends (i`m assuming) have been telling her basicly what we have been saying here
    Grandma should have been more cooperative
    Cop could have had a better attitude
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    September 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    i would have pee`ed in his car.
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    Shelworth Male 50-59
    377 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Why is it so difficult for some people to just do what the officer asks them to do? He`s just doing his job, why try to make them mad?
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 4:36 pm
    she did not follow a lawful order of a police officer and the cop followed department policy.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    she got exactly what she deserved. hell, she even asked for it!
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm
    oh drat off that cop could have beanbagged her all over the road... he asserted reasoning and authority, asked for co operation ..did not get it, issued a statement of intent ..old lady agreed and resisted.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    yea drat the police
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    blargendarg Male 30-39
    377 posts
    September 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm
    so the lady is embarrassed that her life is the subject of opinion polls - whose fault is that? the granddaughter. is there another problem here?
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    September 14, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    Every single argument the granddaughter made against the cop is more like a point in his favor...
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    pak_-_man Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    in the mean while a drug deal is been made just across the street
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    jeepjones Male 30-39
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    September 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    When the cop says "give me your license & Reg" you give it! Suck it up idiots! What makes people think they are entitled to special treatment just because you are a bit older?????? Seniors can be just as bad or worse than anyone else. Maybe she has a history of being difficult, maybe she has been suspended from driving because she`s on a bunch of meds or has a heart condition. These are the things they won`t tell you because it would totally ruin the "sensationalism" of the story. Actually there wouldn`t be a story would there?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    September 15, 2012 at 12:01 am
    I read the news story about this. Someone who claims to know them both posted a comment basically saying the cop is a really nice guy, and the old lady is a nasty bitch. Here`s the quote from "Cheli":

    First of all, I know both the officer and Mrs. Bedford personally I worked in Keene and they both were my customers. I know for a fact that Gene is an excellent police officer and was always there when we need him! He is always kind and caring! Mrs. Bedford on the other hand was always rude, inpatient, and intolerant! When we would ask her questions about what she needed she was always so hateful, so this does not surprise me one bit...
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    SoCal Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2012 at 1:02 am
    That lady was a stupid old cnnt. I hope her bladder infection never heals.
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2012 at 11:23 am
    I guess I missed the excessive force. Plenty of douchebaggery but no excessive force.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    September 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm
    pak - man,
    Your comment has no point. Yes, drugs are illegal, rightfully or not (this isn`t a good venue for that debate), and have been known to hurt and even kill people. Same goes for speeding.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2055 posts
    September 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    She called his bluff and lost. Toooo bad!
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
    450 posts
    September 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm
    While her certainly got hot very quickly she was definitely not cooperating.
    Both could have handled this better but she was in the wrong more so than he was.
    He just let her get to him and went from zero to pissed in one sentence. That is enough to worry me when you have someone who works "for the people."
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    adamslily Female 13-17
    29 posts
    September 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    she shouldnt get any apology. nothing he did was wrong. dont be a bitch, you won`t be treated like one.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    September 17, 2012 at 4:54 am
    Not only did he not punch/kick her in the face... he didn`t strike her at all. The cop did not use any excessive force.

    He did make a bad call in taking her to jail. His judgement should be seriously questioned for wasting his time and our money on this old hag.

    There were several other actions he could have taken before taking the action he did. He was just following the process without regard to the actual severity of the situation. He should have also pointed out that her cooperation would aid him in letting her go take a piss sooner.

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