A 99-year-old grandmother from the Netherlands finally ticked off one of the items in her bucket list by getting arrested and locked up in a cell.
Getting arrested by the police at least once in a lifetime was one of Annie’s dreams and luckily, the police in the Dutch town where she lived was more than happy to make it come true.
99-year-old Annie allowed the officer to put handcuffs on her and locked her up in a cell at the police station in Nijmegan-Zuid on Feb. 23, 2017.
Even though the police were not supposed to lock-up non-criminals, the officers at Nijmegan-Zuid made a special exception for 99-year-old Annie who had wished to get arrested and be put in a jail.
They also shared several photos of Annie who clearly looked excited at the prospect of being locked up in a cell on Facebook and the Internet went wild over it.
“Nearly 100 and a bucket list,” the Facebook post writes.
Bijna 100 en een bucketlist:Vanochtend hebben we Annie een zeer mooie dag kunnen bezorgen door één van haar laatste…
The post gained a lot of attention as many people praised the police for helping to make Annie’s dream come true. One user commented, “Hahaha that’s awesome, so glad you got to cross off one more thing off your bucket list Annie hats off to the police for making her dreams come true.”
Another user commented that the system might be the best, “You know you’re doing something right with your prison system if people want to experience it for fun.”
“She wanted to be in there because of her bucket list,” Peter Smit, a lieutenant at the police station, told The Independent.
“In her life she has never committed any crime and thought it would be exciting to experience. As you can see in the picture from our post, she found it hilarious to be in the inside with the handcuffs.”
It started after Annie’s niece reported a crime to the police and that was when she informed them about Annie’s unusual wish. The police agreed to participate and turn Annie’s wish into a reality, as reported by CTVNews.ca.