South Carolina Mother Arrested For Swearing In Front Of Children

A South Caroline mother learned the hard way that swearing in public isn't the proper thing to do. Danielle Wolf was arrested in a Kroger store in North Augusta after another shopper complained that she was swearing in front of her children.

According to USA Today, Wolf was already dealing with the stress of moving to a new town when she and her family, her husband and two girls, decided to go grocery shopping at the North Augusta Kroger store. While shopping, Wolf was growing increasingly aggravated with her husband because he kept squishing the bread in their cart, and that's when she allegedly started dropping the F-bomb.

The Huffington Post stated that the police report read that Wolf was heard saying "stop squishing the f**king bread." The report continued on to say that another woman, who has been identified as Michelle Smith, approached her and asked her to stop using that language with her kids.

"She's like, 'you said the f-word', and I'm like, 'when did I say this to my kids?She's like, 'you told them that they were smashing the bread', and I said 'no' I said that to my husband, that he was smashing the bread by throwing the frozen pizzas on top of it."

At some point either before or during the altercation with Smith, Wolf says that the police were called, and shortly after talking to each woman, Wolf says she was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct:

"He was like, 'You're under arrest'... right in front of the kids, in front of my husband, in front of customers. 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."

According to USA Today, Smith denies the comment about her having a bad day and stands by her statement that Wolf used profanity repeatedly and even cursed at her after she approached Wolf about the situation.

WJBF went on to explain that in North Augusta, disorderly conduct generally means to "utter, while in a state of anger, in the presence of another, any bawdy, lewd or obscene words or epithets." The Huffington Post stated that the South Carolina state law's definition of disorderly conduct includes the "use of obscene or profane language on any highway or at any public place or gathering or in hearing distance of any schoolhouse or church."

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