Woman, 93, handcuffed, jailed after refusing to leave her care home
Yahoo! – A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.
Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mold in her apartment.
Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG.
According to a police report seen by the station, Ms Fitzgerald told officers: “Unless you carry me out of here, I’m not going anywhere.”
A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused. She also allegedly turned down the offer to stay with a nurse who worked there.