91-year-old woman receives ticket because her rocking chair made too much noiseBy Mason White 12:23 PM May 3, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
An elderly woman in Canada, received a ticket because her rocking chair made too much noise.
Police in Saguenay, Quebec, responded to a complaint by a neighbor who was annoyed by the noise of the rocking chair.
Now, the woman’s lawyer said that police had overreacted when they issued the 91-year-old woman a ticket for $141 for making too much noise.
Attorney Charles Cantin said that the downstairs neighbor of the woman filed a complaint with police over the noise of the television and the rocking chair of the elderly woman.
Officers responded by giving her a ticket.
Cantin said it was “embarrassing” how officers handled the situation and claimed that they used unnecessary intimidation against the woman.
Saguenay police spokesman Bruno Cormier said that the complainant insisted officers take action against the 91-year-old woman.
He said that police looked into the case and were investigating whether a warning should have been issued instead of a ticket.
After the story went public, police issued a statement, saying that they had reviewed the matter and decided to cancel the ticket against the 91-year-old woman.