Getting arrested is typically the sign of a birthday gone bad, but for one 93-year-old woman from Maine, getting arrested “made [her] life.”
Anne Dumont posted on Facebook that her mother Simone loves the television show “Cops.”
“She goes on about how the police have the worse [sic] job and what they have to deal with, and she wondered what it was like to be arrested and sit in the back seat,” Dumont posted to Facebook. "Yes, that's where the idea came from, so it’s her own fault.”
Her mother’s comments sparked a creative birthday gift idea: the gift of getting arrested.
“On July 9, 2018 Mom got arrested,” Dumont posted on Friday, apologizing for the tardiness of the post. “Yep, arrested. I told you guys that she was the bad one, but you didnt believe me!!”
Dumont good-humoredly arranged a “gentle arrest” with the Augusta Police Department.
“She happily got to see the inside of the police car. Front and back and also pushed the siren button until it whaled. A momentous event,” Dumont wrote.
Simone couldn’t have been more thrilled.
“A few days later she said to me ‘you made my life,’” Dumont wrote. "She is one happy woman, and a month and a half later, she still talks about her 'arrest' with pictures to prove it.”
In one of the photos, Simone and the cop are embracing in a birthday hug.
The police department wrote on Facebook that they were “very proud to have been invited” to the arrest party.
It was truly a party to remember for this “Cops” superfan.