81-Year-Old Woman Arrested for Urinating in Bushes

An 81-year-old woman who described herself to authorities as having an "incontinence problem" will head to trial next month on a charge of public lewdness after Mobile police arrested her for urinating in bushes downtown.

Lula Mae Battle's lawyer says his client's arrest was an overreaction.

Battle, who will be 82 by the time her case goes to trial Sept. 15, says she was having a bladder emergency the morning of June 3 while at her bank, near the park, but was told that the branch didn't have a public restroom.

She rushed to a park bathroom but couldn't make it, and instead relieved herself in the bushes surrounding a small building.

The building turned out to be a Mobile police substation and she was arrested.