Alleged writer of note asking to 'taste' neighbor's children charged

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A 38-year-old Champlin, Minnesota, woman is now facing charges in relation to a neighborly feud that made headlines around the world.

Carrie Lea Pernula has been charged with stalking and disorderly conduct, according to KARE 11.

It all started when a local family received an anonymous letter saying "the children look delicious. May I have a taste?" late last month. This was followed by magazine subscriptions addressed to "tasty children" being sent to the family's home.

Police were able to trace the magazine subscriptions back to Pernula, who was arrested on suspicions of making terroristic threats, and reportedly admitted that the children in question "were always putting stuff on her porch."

After receiving the letter, the victim posted on the Champlin Facebook page: “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.

Deputy Police Chief Ty Schmidt confirmed the charges in an interview with the Huffington Post.

According to the Associated Press, Pernula's attorney said it was "an unfortunate and complicated situation for everyone involved."

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