Police say that a 38-year-old woman has admitted to sending a series of anonymous threats to a family in Champlin, Minnesota, CBS Minnesota reports. The first threat came in the form of a note in the mail that read, “The children look delicious. May I have a taste?”
Carrie Pernula was arrested Friday and may face charges of gross misdemeanor terroristic threats and stalking, CBS reports. Police said she was upset because the family’s two elementary school-age children were noisy and left stuff in her yard.
To the individual who sent this letter...The answer is NO! NO you may not have my children in any way, shape, or form. And beyond anything physical you may NOT rob them of the security and comfort they feel. The trust they have in other people, or the joy they experience on a daily basis because of who they are. You DO NOT have the right to try to steal this from them by sending an anonymous letter trying to rip their world apart. I will NOT let that happen. What you MAY do, since you were so formal in your letter to ask, is you MAY turn yourself into the police, or you MAY seek help for your sexual and/or homicidal urges. Either way, the children of this community are off limits.
After the note in the mail, the woman started sending the family magazine subscriptions. “Instead of a name on the address label it said things like ‘tasty children’ along those lines,” Champlin Deputy Police Chief Ty Schmidt said.
Police said that Pernula, when confronted by investigators, admitted to making the threats because the children were “always putting stuff on her porch.”