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81-year-old woman held in jail without bail after feeding animals

By Mason White 11:04 AM February 3, 2014
Mary Musselman 

By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) People in Florida are outraged over the injustice done to an elderly woman.

81-year-old Mary Musselman of Sebring, is a well-known and beloved retired gym teacher.

Now, she was arrested and taken from her elderly husband, who is suffering from cancer because she was feeding bears.

Authorities said that Musselman fed dog food to the bears, and that they have repeatedly asked her to stop doing so.

They claim that when a bear is fed by a person, it loses its fear of people and can then become a danger to society.

They also claim that feeding bears will cause them to become incapable of finding food on their own.

Musselman has been arrested before for feeding bears, and she was placed on probation.

So when she was arrested for a second time for the same crime, the judge said that she was not eligible for bond.

Authorities said that she resisted arrest and threatened to kill officers, which only added to her charges.

A close family friend said that the 81-year-old is suffering from dementia.