Sometimes a story can be hard to judge, is this nanny-statism or appropriate protection of children?
South Carolina mum, Danielle Wolf, was arrested in a supermarket after a woman reported that she was swearing in front of her children.
She was with her husband and two daughters grocery shopping when police arrived and arrested her for "disorderly conduct".
The incident report quotes Danielle as aggressively cursing at her two kids for squashing bread, though she denies this saying she was speaking to her husband.
The disorderly conduct laws of South Carolina are very strict.
In the state it is a misdemeanour to “use obscene or profane language on any highway or at any public place or gathering or in hearing distance of any schoolhouse or church."
The woman who reported the incident later apologised to her, saying she didn’t know Danielle would be arrested.
She explained that hearing Danielle curse at her children brought back memories of her own abusive childhood and she felt the children should be protected. “It took me back to a very hard time, and no one ever stood up for me," she said.
Danielle is furious at the charges, but says she will no longer use bad language in public.
"I can assure you that I will never say that word out in public again. I will never say it to my children. I will never say it to my husband," Danielle promised.
Danielle is due to appear in court next month to defend the disorderly conduct charges.