We all have different items on our bucket lists that relate to our own lives, tastes, and experiences. Perhaps you want to hike to the top of a hidden jungle waterslide. Maybe you want to take the leap and start your own biz. Or maybe you want to try to track down your long-lost love before time is up. Whatever your goals happen to be, we have to wonder if they’re anything like 99-year-old Annie from The Netherlands (which happens to be one heck of a peaceful place with very little crime) who had always wanted to get arrested — so much so that it was an item on her bucket list. One, in fact, that she was recently able to cross off.
Nearing 100, Annie worried that she might not get to have the, er, thrilling (?) experience of unlawfulness and proper civil disobedience before she passed away. That’s why the Nijmegen-Zuid Police came to her rescue in a way that may seem strange to us… they (fake) arrested her.
With the officers posting pics to their Facebook page, we can see Annie gleefully trying on handcuffs, showing them off to the camera, and even experiencing time inside of a cell.
Granted, Annie’s arrest was all for fun, but it’s important to note that it might seem like an obvious sign of privilege to have getting arrested on your bucket list, as well as an example of the drastic difference between the US and the Netherlands when it comes to police relations. There are plenty of folks in the US who don’t see anything silly about being arrested, especially people of color, and it’s a bit jarring to see someone in handcuffs having a good time. However, we’re glad Annie was able to cross an item off of her bucket list, especially without actually having to break the law.
What outrageous items are on your bucket list? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Bored Panda; photos via Image Source/Getty, Nijmegen-Zuid Police)