July 27, 2015
BLUE ASH, Ohio (AP) - An 89-year-old Ohio woman arrested for
refusing to return a neighbor kid's football has dropped her
lawsuit against the boy's parents.
Edna Jester's attorney filed to drop the lawsuit on Monday. She
had sued her next-door neighbors in December, claiming she suffered
emotional distress because footballs and other playthings belonging
to them keep landing in her yard in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue
In October, Jester confiscated the neighbor boy's football and
wouldn't give it back. She was taken to a police station charged
with petty theft. The prosecutor later dropped the case.
The lawsuit had sought unspecified monetary damages from
neighbors Paul and Kelly Tanis. The family could not be reached for
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