102-year-old arrested, for fun


St Louis woman Edie Simms, 102, was arrested and put in the back of a patrol car on Friday - not because she'd done anything wrong, but because she wanted to tick it off her bucket list.

In over a century of life she had never seen the inside of a police car, so the local police department gave her the full experience.

"Oh yes, handcuffs and all," Ms Simms told CBS as she emerged from the vehicle, aided by St Louis Police Department Sergeant John McLaughlin. 

"We're more than happy to do these type of things," Sgt McLaughlin said.

"We love it and we get more out of it than the seniors do."

Ms Simms was released without charge, but she came away from the experience thrilled to have been taken for a ride.

"Keep going, don't ever stop whatever it is you're doing and spend some time doing community service," Ms Simms said. 

"Sometimes the person you reach out and touch is the only person that they will talk to in a day."

Ms Simms was dropped off at the Five Star Senior Centre in south St Louis, where she played a game of bingo with fellow senior citizens.

Her final piece of wisdom: "It's a great world if you just open your eyes and look at it."