February 2, 2014 Deborah Bowden myfoxtampabay.com
Neighbors say Mary Musselman has been feeding backyard animals as long as they can remember.
“She fed the squirrels, the birds, strays and that was in the community. She’s just always been that kind of soul,” says neighbor Patty Palmer.
That is, until Wednesday, when the 81-year retired physical education teacher was hauled to jail for feeding bears one too many times.
“I just think it’s so heavy handed. Way overdone. I don’t think that there was much thought given to her age, her physical, her mental condition,” says John Payne, who is also a neighbor.
Publicerad den 1 feb 201481-year-old retired teacher arrested for feeding dog food to bears as former students beg for release so she can care for cancer stricken husband
An 81-year-old Florida woman is behind bars for repeatedly feeding black bears at home after being warned to stop by a judge multiple times.
Mary Musselman from Sebring is now facing charges ranging from violating probation to battery on a law enforcement officer.
- Mrs Musselman, a retired gym teacher who worked at the local middle school, is described her as gentle hearted, sweet and someone who is harmless. She is also an animal love, but therein lies her downfall.[...]http://www.infowars.com/81-year-old-woman-jailed-without-bond-for-feeding-backyard-animals/
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