Off the bucket list: 99-year-old Dutch woman arrested and placed in jail cell to fulfil life-long dream

A 99-year-old Dutch woman, Annie, was handcuffed and put in a jail cell to fulfil a life-long wish.
A 99-year-old Dutch woman, Annie, was handcuffed and put in a jail cell to fulfil a life-long wish. PHOTOS: POLITIE NIJMEGEN-ZUID/FACEBOOK

A 99-year-old woman whose life-long dream was to get arrested and be placed in a jail cell finally got her wish.

The near-centenarian, whom Dutch police identified by her first name Annie, was taken to a police station in the town of Nijmegen-Zuid - about 120km south-east of Amsterdam - last Thursday (Feb 23).

Photos posted on the Nijmegen-Zuid police's Facebook page showed a beaming Annie being handcuffed.

She was also seen sitting in a jail cell.

Lieutenant Peter Smit, who works at the station, told British online newspaper The Independent that Annie spent a couple of minutes in the cell.

"She wanted to be in there because of her bucket list," he added.

"In her life she never committed any crime, and thought it would be exciting to experience. As you can see in the picture from our post, she found it hilarious to be in the inside with the handcuffs."

The idea of getting jail time was reportedly thought up by the elderly woman's niece, who visited the station to "report" that Annie had committed a crime. It was not clear what the crime reported was.

A police spokesman added: “We don’t usually do this, but we made an exception.

“It was just a couple of minutes in the cell. It was all about the experience. We don’t know why it was on her bucket list.”