102-year-old woman ‘arrested’ for a good reason

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. (WHDH) — As the police cruiser pulled up to the Five Star Senior Center in South Saint Louis, it wasn’t public enemy number one inside—but number 102.

That’s right—Edie Simms, the little old lady from Saint Louis, fulfilled a backseat bucket list wish.

In her 102 years on this earth, she had never set foot in the back of a police car–until Friday.

“Keep going, don`t ever stop whatever it is you`re doing and spend some time doing community service because sometimes the person you reach out and touch is the only person that they will talk to in a day,” said Simms.

Community service has always been important to Simms. Last year, Simms sewed and stitched some 413 handmade items for other people in the senior center.

She celebrated a birthday doesn’t plan to slow down.

By mid-day, it was back to bingo, where everyone got a handmade item to take home—courtesy of 102-year-old Simms.

She also offered some free advice.

“It’s a great world if you just open your eyes and look at it.”

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