Saguenay police withdraw $148 ticket for noisy rocking chair

Police in Saguenay, Que. have withdrawn a $148 ticket issued 91-year-old woman for making too much noise — with her rocking chair and television.

Quebec woman handed ticket after man complained to police; ticket now cancelled

Lawyer Charles Cantin says he's trying to find a way to have the 91-year-old woman's ticket cancelled, after a neighbour complained that she was making too much noise. (Shutterstock)

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.

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