93-year-old Juanita Fitzgerald was evicted from her Eustis, Florida home Dec. 12, 2017. Only a few days before her 94th birthday, Juanita Fitzgerald was taken to jail for refusing to leave her Eustis, Florida, residence. Fitzgerald lived at Franklin House, a retirement community in Eustis, for eight years before falling behind on rent.
Police officers had to forcibly remove Fitzgerald from Franklin House and take her to jail Tuesday night, which was captured on an officer’s bodycam. Fitzgerald reportedly told police “unless you carry me out of here, I’m not going anywhere.” Police tried to avoid arresting her by offering help from several agencies. Fitzgerald reportedly refused and was promptly arrested for trespassing at Franklin House. She was jailed on a $500 bond, but was released by a judge and handed off to a caregiver.