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    This 99-Year-Old Woman Was "Arrested" By Police So She Could Tick It Off Her Bucket List

    "It was just a couple of minutes in the cell. It was all about the experience."

    Annie, a 99-year-old woman from the Netherlands, has been helped by local police in her quest to cross "getting locked up" from her bucket list.

    Last week, Annie's niece contacted the Politie Nijmegen-Zuid, in the east of the Netherlands, and told them about her aunt's bucket list.

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    "Some arrangements were made and then we picked her up at her home [in a police car]," a police spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

    From there, Annie was driven to the police station and "locked in a cell" with handcuffs on.

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    "We don't usually do this, but we made an exception for Annie," said the spokesperson. "It was just a couple of minutes in the cell. It was all about the experience. We don't know why it was on her bucket list."

    After the visit, Nijmegen-Zuid police posted about Annie on their Facebook. The post was shared over 100 times and picked up thousands of likes and hundreds of comments.

    Facebook: politienijmegenzuid

    The Nijmegen-Zuid police said that Annie's incarceration hadn't led to any similar requests...yet.

    "We did not expect it to go viral," said the spokesperson.

    Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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