Posted: 6:05 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014
By George Mathis
‘Cussing’ around children may make you a poor role model, but it can also land you in jail.
A South Carolina mom was arrested while shopping for groceries after another woman heard her dropping the “F-bomb,” reports Augusta’s ABC station.
The police report indicates Danielle Wolf, 22, was shopping at Kroger in North Augusta when she told her kids to “stop squishing the [expletive] bread.”
Wolf was arrested in front of her children and husband and charged with disorderly conduct. According to ABC, North Augusta has a law on the books that makes it a misdemeanor to use profanity or “bawdy” language where anyone else can hear it.
If Atlanta police enforced such a law, many Braves fan at Turner Field would be arrested this season.
The woman who overheard Wolf cursing would not sign a written statement for police, but did say hearing Wolf’s language reminded her of her abusive childhood.
The young mother, who dressed for her TV interview in a “Sons of Anarchy” T-shirt, said she was yelling at her husband, who allegedly was throwing frozen pizzas in the shopping cart and crushing the bread, not her children.
“I didn’t harm nobody. I didn’t hurt nobody. The lady said she was having a bad day. So, because you’re having a bad day you’re going to ruin somebody’s life?” said Wolf.
Wolf has a court appearance Sept. 12, and will likely pay a small fine. So, it is doubtful her life has been ruined.
Wolf should thank her lucky stars she’s not in Missouri. I shudder to think what Ferguson police would do to a cussing momma.
More news from Thursday’s tour of the Internet:
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- St. Louis police chief says he does not support militarized force in Ferguson
- How Congress helped create Ferguson’s militarized police force
- KKK raising funds for Ferguson police officer
- High school lunch photo concerns parents who think kids need more food
- Marine sniper filmed urinating on Taliban corpses found dead in N.C. home
- British rapper who joined ISIS poses with severed head
- Federal revenue at all time high, but government still runs $460 billion deficit
- Israel received war supplies from Pentagon without White House approval
- 1 in 4 Americans get no paid time off
- Two former Utah attorney generals arrested in Bank of America scandal
- Alaskan woman mauled by bear walks mile to truck, drives to hospital
- Comcast, Time Warner fund $130,000 party for FCC regulator who will rule on merger
- Woman dies after children ignore rotting legs
- Unemployed couple played video games for years while children were ignored
- Small town sues voters over flawed election
- North Koreans forced to pay tax for ‘Dear Leader’ statues
- Pastafarian fights for right to wear colander in driver’s license photo
About the Author
News to Me is a blog (not a news article) written Monday-Friday and any other day George finds spare time to do such a thing. George has been a local news editor with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1999. Earlier attempts at journalism included stops in Valdosta, Cordele and Tifton. A lifelong resident of Georgia, he was raised in Berrien County. He’s fond of guitars, homemade beer and finding interesting news on the wire, Internet and Twitter.