Woman Sent Anonymous Letter To This Family Asking To 'Taste' Their Kids

A Minnesota woman was arrested for threatening to eat her neighbor's children because they reportedly played loudly in her yard.

On September 27, a family in Champlin, Minnesota received this anonymous letter in the mail.


The family has two children in elementary school, according to CBS Minnesota, and lives on a block with many young children.

The parents called the police, and the mother posted a photo of the letter on the Champlin, MN Community Group Facebook page.

Below the photo, the concerned mom wrote,

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.

The source of the letter then began mailing the family magazine subscriptions, but it's not clear what kind of publications were sent.

Champlin Deputy Police Chief Ty Schmidt told CBS Minnesota,

Instead of a name on the address label, it said things like 'tasty children' along those lines.

Police were able to trace the subscriptions back to Carrie Pernula, 38, who lives close to the family. She admitted to sending the letter, as well as the magazines, and was arrested Friday.

Of Pernula, Schmidt said,

She was angry because kids were leaving things in her yard and I think they were probably being a little bit noisy too, just kind of being kids, how kids are.

Pernula is reportedly now back at home after being released from jail on Monday.

She is yet to be charged with a crime, but the Champlin city attorney is currently debating whether or not to charge Pernula with gross misdemeanor terrorist threats and stalking.

Citations: Woman Allegedly Left Neighbors 'The Children Look Delicious' Notes (CBS Minnesota)