AUGUSTA, South Carolina (WJBF)-
Think twice before using choice language in public while in South Carolina. A mother is facing charges after a witness says she used profanity toward her children.
Danielle Wolf moved to South Carolina with her family three weeks ago, and one night at a grocery store has her wanting to move back to the midwest.
“He was like, ‘You’re under arrest’…right in front of kids, in front of my husband, in front of customers.” Wolf told WJBF, about the North Augusta Department of Public Safety who arrested her.
She was arrested and charged for disorderly conduct outside a Kroger grocery store in North Augusta.
Wolf says a woman shopping in the store followed her and her family.
“She’s like, ‘you said the f-word’, and I’m like, ‘when did I say this to my kids?” Wolf said.
According to the incident report, Wolf was shopping at Kroger with her kids, going down the bread aisle, when they kept squeezing the bread and that’s when she said the word that got her arrested.
“It’s seems a little extreme,” Amy Sawicz, who shops at the store, said.
Wolf says that’s not what happened. “She’s like, ‘you told 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,” said Wolf.
According to North Augusta law, 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.”
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,” Wolf said.
Though the North Augusta Department of Public Safety provided a copy of the law, investigating officers wouldn’t comment on the case.
The woman who says she witnessed the incident said she saw Wolf use the f-word repeatedly and Wolf started cursing at her after she approached Wolf. The woman says she wasn’t having a bad day and that hearing Wolf use those words brought her back to her abusive childhood.
Wolf is due in court on September 12th.