Woman jailed after cursing near traffic court clerk (video)

LaRue Ford 
By: Sanvi Rizvi 

(Scroll down for video) A woman was jailed after quietly cursing to herself near a traffic court clerk in Michigan.

The woman was imprisoned for cursing while leaving the office of the clerk. She has since been released on bail, authorities said.

LaRue Ford left the Berren County Jail on Friday, after her bail amount was reduced to $500. She had been jailed for cursing in the office of the clerk.

Ford said that she was cursing herself and not the employee, because she was frustrated while trying to clear
an old traffic ticket.

A district judge ordered her jailed when she came back with $50 to pay for her outstanding ticket. Ford, 49, had no criminal record and has a master's degree in social work.

"There was no need to do this to me. What has been done to me is really crazy," she said. After being jailed without bail, The American Civil Liberties Union had filed an emergency motion to have Ford's bail reduced.