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Woman celebrates 100 years of being good with a birthday in jail

100-year-old woman celebrates birthday in jail
WATCH: Ruth Bryant celebrated her 100th birthday by checking off a very unique item on her bucket list, getting arrested and going to jail.

Ruth Bryant celebrated her 100th birthday behind bars — by choice.

The North Carolina woman rang in a big milestone that few ever see, and she celebrated by checking an item off her bucket list: she got arrested and spent time in jail, NBC-affiliate WFLA-TV reports.

Her friends and family gathered to celebrate her with a birthday cake at Cambridge Hills Assisted Living Center over the weekend. They were overjoyed to be part of her big day, but they had no idea that their century-old loved one would be taken away in handcuffs.

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Video shows the moment when police arrested Bryant in the middle of the party.

“Are you Miss Bryant?” a police officer asks as he approaches her table, sirens blaring in the background.

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“It all depends on what you want,” she says, her sense of humour on display, to which the officer responds: “Here’s what I want. I want you.”

Birthday girl Bryant, of course, was in on all the fun, including the hilarious charge the cops leveled against her that day: indecent exposure at her recent visit to the Roxborough Fire Department.

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Bryant was handcuffed and put into the back of a cop car, according to WRAL-TV.

“Don’t kick me; I’ve got a bad knee!” the deputy said, to which Bryant replied: “I’ve got two bad knees!”

Not a soul knew about the gag party trick, not even Bryant’s daughter, Marian Oakley.

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“I know that she is a hundred years old, but I didn’t know that they’d be going this far,” Oakley said, over the startling sound of a siren.

Bryant spent a few minutes in a cell, and received an orange jumpsuit as a gift.

meaghan.wray@globalnews.ca

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