Mom Arrested for Swearing in Front of Kids
Danielle Wolf upset fellow shopper with her alleged language
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 15, 2014 8:30 AM CDT
Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:17 AM CDT
A Kroger store is shown Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Houston.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – Danielle Wolf was not having a good night at the Kroger grocery store in North Augusta, SC, where she moved with her family just three weeks ago. She says her husband kept squishing the bread in their cart by putting frozen pizzas on top of it, and Wolf expressed her displeasure at the situation. That's when her night got really bad. A fellow shopper approached her and accused her of using the F-word in front of her kids. "I'm like, 'When did I say this to my kids?'" Wolf tells WJBF. "I said that to my husband, that he was smashing the bread." But somehow the police were called, and Wolf ended up getting arrested in the incident late Sunday.

According to Wolf, the shopper who originally complained didn't actually want Wolf arrested: "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." But the shopper says Wolf used profanity repeatedly—and even cursed at her after she approached the family to complain. But the women have since apologized to each other, WAGT reports. Wolf faces disorderly conduct charges, and is due in court next month. According to Salon, which looked up the city ordinance, disorderly conduct is defined as "riotous conduct of any kind," "cry[ing] out in a noisy, scandalous, or abusive manner" in a public place, or "utter[ing], while in a state of anger, in the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd, or obscene words or epithets." (Another weird recent arrest: The guy who was busted for acting like a ghost.)

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Sweettee
Aug 21, 2014 9:40 AM CDT
If cursing is soooooo horrible that it can't be done in public, why is it allowed on TV, radio, and every other medium of life. This is ridiculous. I can see the manager asking her to leave the store, but this arrest is a waste of time and money. No wonder our society has gone to the dogs. P.S Petseeker11 is all over the comments and is clearly one of the nosey little f'ers that doesn't know how to stay out of others lives. Foul language is only foul because we define it that way. The word itself is no more bad than another. In fact I am going to say the "gribner" means stupid f***. Oh my, now anytime someone says that word they can be arrested for cursing! Petseeker11 is a gribner.
Chicagoist
Aug 19, 2014 3:43 PM CDT
At the risk of being locked up for life, I think this is a good law.
SuperIntendant
Aug 17, 2014 6:47 PM CDT
She just moved in and was Aiken for some of that famous southern hospitality