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Edie Simms is cuffed by some obliging St Louis Metropolitan Police officers.

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102-year-old woman ticks being handcuffed by police off unorthodox bucket list

October 7, 2016

There’s no time like the present if you’re 102 and you’re working through a bucket list. Edie Simms, of Missouri, had at least one peculiar life goal that St. Louis police officers were glad to help her achieve — getting arrested.

Simms was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser last Friday by obliging officers, after being escorted from the St. Louis Five Star Senior Center. “We love it and we get more out of it than the seniors do,” sergeant John McLaughlin told local station KPLR.

The center’s executive director, Michael Howard said Simms was a great sport about the whole deal, getting even more in the spirit as she passed a county police officer: “Edie held her hands up to show that she had the handcuffs on! She’s just such a neat lady.”

While the faux ordeal would would represent a nightmare for many, Simms sounds like a good soul. “Keep going, don’t ever stop whatever it is you’re doing and spend some time doing community service because sometimes the person you reach out and touch, is the only person that they will talk to in a day,” she told KPLR of her approach to life.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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