Woman Accused Of Asking To 'Taste' Neighbor's Children

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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Carrie Pernula doesn’t live in a house made out of candy in an enchanted forest, but she stands accused of asking a family to let her “taste” their children.

Pernula’s neighbors in Champlin, Minnesota, received a letter on Sept. 27 which read: “The children look delicious. May I have a taste?” 

The family, with two young children, contacted the Champlin Police Department.

After that letter, the family began receiving magazine subscriptions.

“Instead of a name on the address label, it said things like ‘tasty children,’” Champlin Deputy Police Chief Ty Schmidt said.

On Oct. 16, police were able to trace the subscriptions back to Pernula and arrested her.

"She was angry because the kids were leaving things in her yard and I think being a little noisy, being kids, the way kids are,” Schmidt said.

Pernula has not yet been charged, although police say she admitted to the threats and could be arraigned on charges of gross misdemeanor terroristic threats and stalking, CBS Minnesota reports.

Sources: CBS Minnesota, WALB / Photo credit: WALB