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Minnesota Woman Asks to 'Taste' Neighbor's Children: Police

The family received the first disturbing anonymous note in the mail Sept. 27 that read: "The children look delicious. May I have a taste?"

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    The concerned mother posted the note she and her family received mailed to their suburban home on Sept. 27 that only read, "The children look delicious. May I have a taste?"

    A suburban Minneapolis woman has been arrested for sending anonymous notes to her neighbors saying she wanted to taste and lick their children, police said.

    Carrie Pernula, 38, was charged Thursday by summons with stalking and disorderly conduct, according to Champlin Deputy Police Chief Ty Schmidt.

    The family received the first disturbing note in the mail Sept. 27 that anonymously read, "The children look delicious. May I have a taste?"

    After the concerned parents posted the letter to the city of Champlin’s community Facebook page, it started spreading across social media, with residents urging police to take action out of concern for the children’s safety.

    "I tossed and turned all night brewing about this," said one commenter.

    Shortly after, the family began to receive magazine subscriptions addressed to the "tasty children."

    Investigators stepped in and traced the magazines that were sent back to Pernula, who was taken into police custody last Friday, and admitted to sending the threats. She was released from jail Monday.

    Her attorney, Debbie Lang, called it "an unfortunate and complicated situation for everyone involved."

    Pernula told police she sent the messages because the kids made noise and left items in her yard.