NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – One North Carolina mother is facing charges after allegedly using a four-letter curse word at a grocery store.
Danielle Wolf recalls the night she was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at a Kroger in North Augusta, S.C.
She says a woman shopping in the store followed her and her family.
Wolf was shopping when her kids kept squeezing the bread in the bread aisle, according to an incident report. That’s when authorities say she said the word that got her arrested.
Wolf was charged with disorderly conduct.
“It seems a little extreme,” said Amy Sawicz, a shopper, referring to the arrest.
However, Wolf says that is not what happened.
“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,” Wolf said.
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,” according to North Augusta law.
Wolf says the woman later said she didn’t want her arrested, but it was too late.
“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?” she said.
The woman who witnessed the incident says she was not having a bad day.
However, she says she heard Wolf use the word in question repeatedly.
Police wouldn’t comment on the case. Wolf is due in court Sept. 12.