MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 38-year-old Champlin woman has been charged with allegedly sending anonymous threats to neighbors regarding their children.
On Friday, Carrie Pernula was charged, via summons, with one gross misdemeanor count of stalking and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct in connection with the series of events that began on Sept. 27.
According to police, Pernula sent the anonymous threats to her neighbors because she was upset that the children had made noise and left items in her yard. The first anonymous threat arrived Sept. 27 by mail. The two short sentences said, “The children look delicious. May I have a taste?”
Terrified, the family called the Champlin Police Department and posted on a Champlin community Facebook page, saying in part, “Opened our mail today to this letter. Obviously my stomach started doing somersaults.”
Then, the family began to received 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.
Champlin police traced the magazines and last Friday arrested Pernula and say she admitted to the threats.
Pernula was released from jail Monday and is believed to be back at her home. Champlin police say it’s disturbing someone would create such fear.
Pernula’s first court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 8, 2015 at 8:30 a.m.