Grandma arrested for cursing

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:31:59 AM HST   Updated On: Oct 02 2013 10:18:39 AM HST
Helen Burley arrested cursing

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office


A 78-year-old woman was arrested for disturbing the peace after she yelled and cursed at her neighbor during an argument.

According to the arrest report, the incident happened on Saturday. The Lafayette Police Department responded to a home on Elizabeth Street and spoke to the victim.

"The suspect [Hellen Burley] came to his residence and began to curse and yell at him," the report noted. "The victim advised that he got his cell phone and began to record the suspect yelling and cursing at him."

The officer watched the video and believed there was enough probable cause to arrest the 4-foot-10-inch elderly woman.

Burley has a prior arrest for a violation of the city's leash law and interfering with the duties of an animal control officer.


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