MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Champlin woman pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor charge of stalking after she left anonymous threats to a family that said she wanted to taste and lick their children.
On Tuesday morning, Carrie Pernula pleaded guilty to one gross misdemeanor charge of stalking. One count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct was dismissed.
Investigators said Pernula was upset because the children made noise and left items in her yard. The first anonymous threat arrived last September by mail. The two short sentences said, “The children look delicious. May I have a taste?”
The family also started receiving magazine subscriptions with names on the labels like “Tasty Children.”
Police said they traced the magazines to Pernula. She admitted to the threats and was arrested last October.
She was granted a stay of adjudication, meaning the judge didn’t accept the guilty plea despite one being entered.
Once her probationary period ends next year, the offense will not be in her permanent record. She needs to maintain no contact with the victims and also undergo counseling.
She was ordered to pay prosecution costs in the amount of $200.