Mix up lands senior citizen behind bars for not mowing lawn

A 70-year-old Alabama woman was handcuffed and hauled off to jail for allegedly failing to mow her lawn.

The woman said police showed up at her door and arrested her. The city claims an arrest warrant was issued because she failed to respond to a citation for overgrown grass and brush, but the woman said she did respond providing documentation proving she no longer owned the property in question.

She spent hours in a jail cell without food, water or her medicine before the matter was sorted out.

The city said they tried to resolve the situation as fast as they could once the mix-up was discovered.