91-Year-Old Woman Fined $122 Over Her Rocking Chair Noise


A Quebec lawyer says police overreacted when they issued a $122 ticket to a 91-year-old woman for making too much noise with her rocking chair. Read more from UPI:

Lawyer Charles Cantin said the Saguenay woman’s downstairs neighbor complained to police April 17 about the noise from the woman’s TV and rocking chair. Officers responded by issuing the ticket.

Cantin said it was “embarrassing” how officers handled the situation and he alleged they used unnecessary intimidation against the woman.

“I don’t think it’s a good way to settle that matter,” Cantin told CBC News. The lawyer said he is trying to find a way to have the fine overturned. Saguenay police spokesman Bruno Cormier said the complainant insisted officers take action against the woman. He said police officials are looking into whether a warning should have been issued instead of the ticket.