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Arrest Warrant Out For Woman Over Failure To Mow Lawn

An arrest warrant has been issued for a 75-year-old Texas woman due to the height of grass on a piece of land she owns.

The grass on the property across from Gerry Suttle’s home was overgrown, authorities claimed.

“It has grown up and the court had issued her letter and then court issued a warrant for failure to appear,” stated Danny Crumnow, Riesel police chief, according to KWTX.

Suttle maintains no such letter asking her to appear before a judge was ever sent to her.

“I'll be 76 in July," Suttle commented. "I'm 75 now and I've never had a speeding ticket, never had a parking ticket and now here I am got a warrant for my arrest from the big city of Riesel.”

The warrant has created inconveniences for the 75-year-old, as she can’t get her car registration. She added that she prefers to avoid driving.

“My name is on the list," Suttle stated. "If I get stopped, I'll get picked up.”

Suttle’s son has offered to mow the lawn for her since she is physically unable to do so. However, it is unclear whether this would result in the city dropping the matter.

Although she accepts the need for the lawn regulations, Suttle had some strong words for the city council.

“Straighten their act up. Read the state laws, before bailing off into something stupid,” she declared.

Sources: KWTX/ photo credit: KWTX


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