Theresa Collier, 73, is a grandmother in Largo, Florida who was arrested after she slapped her granddaughter for swearing at her. Felicia Collier, 18, repeatedly told her grandmother to f*** off and then called the police when the grandmother slapped.
Collier invited her granddaughter to come to her house to work on her computer. The teen is finishing her final year at home after being kicked out of Catholic school in Massachusetts. You guessed it: she told a nun to f*** off.
What is particularly odd is that, when the police proceeded to immediately arrest the grandmother, Felicia tried to convince them not to arrest her and explained that it was not necessary. It didn’t do much good. The grandmother spent the next 24 hours in jail.
Lt. Mike Loux insists that the grandmother deserved to be behind bars because the granddaughter recently turned 18: “I understand the difference between corporal punishment on a child, disciplining your child for using poor language, this is an 18-year-old child.” If he wants this to be the department’s defense, he might want to drop the “child” part since he is presumably basing the arrest on the notion that she is an adult. He insisted that this is simply a case of “domestic battery” and “our policy is a mandatory arrest of that person.”
Apparently, his officers are not allowed to exercise any common sense or judgment.
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