People in Philadelphia are left confused and torn over the arrest of an 86-year-old woman recently. Emily Coakley is being charged with multiple crimes stemming from an incident just before Thanksgiving.
Authorities say Coakley had been to the bank to make a withdrawal the day before. When she arrived home, she came to believe the bank had shorted her by $400. Coakley returned to the bank just after 2:00 pm the next day, held out her revolver, and demanded the $400 she felt she was owed. The tellers pinged the police while the manager gathered her funds.
Eventually, police were able to lead Coakley out of the bank on her walker before placing her under arrest. People interviewed on scene seemed surprised, confused, and torn.
Feds obviously didn’t wanna’ prosecute but DA’s office does??? How about a mental health evaluation instead....?!— Gary Capuano (@capuano_gary) November 22, 2017
This would be a mental evaluation at best. I doubt with her mental state there could be real intent.— Randy (@randy62_sc) November 23, 2017
She said F this .. jail is better than that nursing home anyway— Tone (@tonerocz) November 22, 2017
I doubt if she goes to jail. She already has one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.— Richard Metro (@RichardMetro) November 22, 2017
Lmao this is disrespectful 😂😂 I'm mad they arrested her. Send that lady home minus the gun😂— @Mrs215#RemyMafia (@Remy215Allen11) November 22, 2017
Grandma was not playing with them. I hope this gets rectified and she doesn't be shipped to jail.— ✨Shizzy Snorlax The Fabulous✨ (@shizbgby) November 22, 2017
If you read the article it says she thought the bank shorted her $400 so she wanted the money the bank owes her.— Becca (@zachsmama03) November 23, 2017
She's 86, she doesn't care what anyone thinks anymore 😂— Johnny Ray Gable (@JohnnyRayGable) November 23, 2017
I think she’s getting senile. I think she’s either confused, lost the money or someone stole it from her.— Rhonda Osman (@OsmanRhonda) November 24, 2017
Take her firearms. Put it in NCIC that she is prohibited from buying/owning/possessing and leave her be.— Mark Mathur (@TheMarkMathur) November 24, 2017