At 75 years of age, Gerry Suttle, like many people of advanced age, still wants to be as independent as possible—especially being able to live by herself, and not in a nursing home. However, when her physical limitations nearly got her arrested, it took the support of four local boys to help her in the end.
How does a 75 year-old earn an arrest warrant?
Many places—especially the suburbs where people have yards—have local laws that demand people regulate their lawns and ensure their grass doesn’t grow too long and unruly.
In the area where Suttle lives, Riesel, Texas, local laws prohibit residents from letting their grass grow more than 18 inches long.
But Suttle owns a large lot, and being 75-years-old, she felt physically unable to take care of all that grass.
Eventually, police noticed, and sent Suttle a summons to appear in court. Unfortunately, she also never noticed the notice, and so, the police issued a warrant for her arrest.
Four brothers then snuck into her yard.
Suttle’s situation became the talk of the town, with her even being featured on a local news show.
Four local boys, brothers, took it upon themselves to do something.
“That made me feel bad because it’s a 75-year-old woman. Who’s gonna mow their lawn?” said one of the boys, Blake Reynolds.
Without her knowing, they came over to her house and mowed the lawn. Other members of the community joined in, and the work was said to be finished in two hours.
“We haven’t met her yet, but she’s 75 years old and she needs some help mowing. That’s the least we could do,” said Blake’s brother, Blaine Reynolds.
Upon learning of her four Good Samaritans, Suttle was speechless.
“I am very seldom without words. This is one time. You might want to mark it down in history that I didn’t have something to say,” said Suttle herself, according to News 10.
Now that the lawn has been brought up to code, Suttle still needs to appear in court to verify that she did not know about the notice warnings. But upon doing so, the warrant against her will be dropped.
“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.”