An elderly has been woman saved from arrest – for not cutting her grass.
The woman who had a warrant issued for her arrest after she didn’t appear before a court for not mowing her 18″ high grass, was saved from jail by four young brothers.
CBS News reports :
Several weeks ago, Gerry Suttle, of Riesel, east of Waco, was issued a notice to appear before a judge because the grass on a lot she owns across from her home was more than 18 inches high, violating city code. After she didn’t appear, a warrant was issued for her arrest, reports the station.
Suttle, 75, told the station [CBS KWTX] she never received the notice.
Four brothers who didn’t know Suttle but learned of her plight through a news report decided to pitch in and help by mowing the lawn.
“We haven’t met her yet but she’s 75 years old and she needs some help mowing,” said Blaine Reynolds, one of the boys. “That’s the least we could do.”
Suttle told the station she’s grateful for the boy’s help.
After the boys mowed the grass, Suttle was told Wednesday she needed to go to court and sign documents indicating she didn’t receive the original notice to appear about the lawn in order to have the warrant dropped. But Thursday, she received another court summons, reports the station .
“It is very heartbreaking to see that someone that I didn’t even know came out and spent two hours in the sun doing what we thought the city wanted done and then them turn around and say ‘no,'” Suttle said.
City representatives haven’t returned calls to KWTX. She’s due in court June 16, and Suttle says she’s prepared to fight the city.
Meanwhile, the Reynolds brothers have offered to help again.
“I’d do it for her a second time, or a third time,” Blaine Reynolds said. “Anything to keep that lady from having to go to court.”
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