Saguenay police withdraw $148 ticket for noisy rocking chair
Quebec woman handed ticket after man complained to police; ticket now cancelled
Police in Saguenay, Que., say they are withdrawing a $148 ticket issued to a 91-year-old woman for making too much noise — including with her rocking chair.
Police ticketed the woman after a neighbour complained on April 17 about being irritated by the sound of her chair and the volume on her TV.
Saguenay lawyer Charles Cantin called the way the police handled the situation "embarrassing," and alleged officers unnecessarily intimidated his client.
"I don't think it's a good way to settle that matter," Cantin said.
On Friday afternoon, they issued a statement saying they had reviewed the matter and decided to cancel the ticket.