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Keep It Down In There

Police in Saguenay, Que., Canada, responded to a call about a neighbor making excessive noise. At the house, they found Yvette Vachon, 91, and fined her C$148 (US$120) for violating the city’s noise law, which forbids “shouting, swearing or behaving in a way to annoy the neighbours or passersby.” The source of the elderly woman’s excessive noise: closing the footrest on her reclining chair. The police decided to withdraw the charges after the story made national headlines. “I feel very good because I can now sleep and get some rest,” Vachon said. “Before, I was unhappy and now I am happy.” (MS/CTV) ...Getting some rest? That means she’ll be putting her feet up, and....
Original Publication Date: 31 May 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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