Why a 99-year-old gran wanted to get arrested

Grandma Annie wanted to be arrested before she died. Photo / Facebook, Politie Nijmegen Zuid
Grandma Annie wanted to be arrested before she died. Photo / Facebook, Politie Nijmegen Zuid

A feisty Dutch grandmother was ''arrested'' after her niece told them she wanted to be handcuffed and locked up before she died.

The woman, known only as Annie, was pictured grinning as local police arrested her and she was photographed being taken into custody.

Grandma Annie has been ticking items off her bucket list, and police at Nijmegen Zuid were happy to help.

She had told her family she always wanted to know what it would be like to be arrested.

One of the police officers who arrested her told the Daily Mail: "Her niece came to us with this request.

"When she was reporting a crime, she told the police officer about Annie's bucket list.

"You get many unusual requests with this profession. We thought it would be nice to do something special for Annie."

In the pictures, the woman grins from ear to ear as she is handcuffed and lead into a cell.
She also holds up her handcuffs proudly.

Grandma Annie, who has never committed a crime, was able to sit in a police cell for as long as she liked.

Many people found the story touching.

Joe Larch wrote on Facebook: "Thanks to the amazing police forces they have in Holland to grant this wonderful lady her wish."

Timothy Crayon commented: "The cutest and sweetest prisoner in history."

- Daily Telegraph UK

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