Authorities in Manchester, England, say they recently took a 93-year-old woman into custody — but not for any crime she was accused of having committed.
Instead, Josie Birds’ family says she’d long wanted to experience an arrest and local cops were willing to help her cross the item off her bucket list.
Her granddaughter, Pam Smith, gave officers a “big thank you” for staging the mock arrest, as reported by USA Today.
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“She is 93 years old and her health is failing, and she wanted to be arrested for something before it’s too late,” Smith tweeted. “She has a heart of gold and thoroughly enjoyed it today. Thank you for granting her wishes.”
The granddaughter went on to say that Birds “wanted to do something ‘naughty’ while she still has the strength to enjoy it,” adding that officers “made an old lady very happy.”
A police spokesperson responded to her initial post.
“I’m glad our officers could help out, looks like she got the full experience!” the reply read. “Give our best to Josie and I’ll try and pass your message back to the officers who kindly helped out.”
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