Warrant Issued for Mother’s Arrest for Selling Homeade Tamales to Her Neighbors

Carrollton, TX — In modern day police state, USA, exchanging goods and services is a crime unless the state gets their cut. So, even though a Carrollton mother was “stunned” to find a warrant issued for her arrest for selling tamales to her neighbors — it was to be expected.

This week, Dennise Cruz was shocked to receive a yellow postcard from the City of Carrollton stating that if she doesn’t immediately submit to their extortion demands, then she would be kidnapped and locked in a cage.

“That has to be wrong. I don’t have any tickets under my name. That’s just my first reaction. Never would have I thought, tamales,” said Cruz in an interview with CBS DFW. “To know that somebody can be arrested over that, that to me is unbelievable.”.

The yellow ticket was a “warrant arrest notice” stemming from Cruz’ illegal activity a few months prior. Cruz, obviously a hardened criminal worthy of police action, decided to make her famous tamales and post them on the app Nextdoor for sale. Her neighbors loved them.

“It’s just so common. That’s why to me, I don’t understand why it’s such a big deal,” said Cruz.

However, because Cruz did not pay the state to operate this business, their procedure is to rob her under the threat of violence. She was hit with a $700 fine.

“When it hit me, I was like that is a lot of money,” said Cruz.

When Cruz called the city to protest her extortion, the clerk told her that someone reported her for not having a food permit. However, this is not likely as only the government would know such things.

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“I don’t understand because if anything I would have rather them come to me first if they had any concerns,” said Cruz.

The city of Carrollton maintains that extorting Cruz is in the interest of the people. According to a city director, tamales are a danger to society. A director said a fine was issued and not a warning because tamales are considered “potentially hazardous food” due to the cooked corn and meat being used, according to CBS DFW.

“I’ve seen so many people doing it. And unfortunately it’s me who’s having to deal with it,” said Cruz. “I’d just rather stay away from that at the moment, making tamales.”

The good news is Cruz intends to fight this tyranny in court. Also, friends set up a GoFundMe account for her that’s made more than quadruple the amount she needs just to pay the fine — highlighting that Americans can’t stand this ridiculousness either.

This absurd arrest warrant comes on the heels of an equally asinine incident, also in Texas, in which two young girls had their lemonade stand shut down by local cops for not having the correct permit. The good news is that, like Cruz, the girls refused to roll over and opened their stand up again the next weekend.

Apparently, Texas officials take their motto Don’t Mess with Texas quite literally. Aside from threatening to arrest a young mother attempting to make ends meet by selling tamales and shutting down little girls’ lemonade stands, they’ll also throw you in a cage for having tall grass on your own property.

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Don’t take our word for it, however. Ask 75-year-old Gerry Suttle, who was stunned when she received a call from the local police chief, informing her that she had a warrant issued for her arrest — because her grass was at a length not desirable for the state of Texas.

In April of last year, another Texas resident, Rick Yoes, was sentenced to 17 days in jail for the length of his grass.

And some folks still have the gall to call this country the Land of the Free.

Courtesy of The Free Thought Project

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  • Sam Morris

    That’s sad. She can’t win the case. It is a requirement in every state that you must have a license to sell fresh food of any type, such as McDonald’s Hamburgers, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Arby’s Roast Beef, Subway Sandwiches, etc. That’s an argument that she cannot win.

    You know, when you think about the Church Bake Sale’s from time to time, where people bake a cake or bake a pie, or a cobbler, then it is sold and the money goes to the Church, it makes you wonder why you never see any complaints on people baking items for a Church Bake Sale?

    I feel sorry for this woman who undoubtedly is talented in making her tamales, but they are not going to back down, she is going to have to pay the full amount of the fine, plus court costs with her appeal.

    Makes you wonder about the little girl who sells lemonade and homemade cookies. Yes, she needs a license too.

    Gosh, the school always comes by with a bake sale each year to raise money for the senior trip. I suppose they should have a license also.

    Then there’s the Fire Departments who have a bake sale and play bingo to raise money for the Fire Department.

    It’s a sad situation, but they are going to force her to get a license and be subject to having a separate kitchen that is just for her tamales. She will have to comply with the Food and Drug Administration and health board inspections. She will have to have refrigeration storage of her finished tamales. They are going to make her life miserable.

  • henrybowman

    “Don’t mess with Texas” doesn’t refer to the government… as the government of Carrollton may soon find out.

  • ConservativeSenior

    Obama’s Nazi minions strike again. Can’t arrest hillary for murder, treason, etc., but the average American is treated like a criminal.

  • Jonathan Hughes

    People are looking at brain dead Sodomites in action. They think arresting and oppressing is good.

  • Ann Tenna

    SEND THE BITCH BACK

  • Rattlerjake

    Just another “feel good story” from TEXAS! And yet, with all of these bs stories from TX they will have you believe they are such a “CONSTITUTION SUPPORTING” state. TX is nothing but a mexican province! Maybe the best thing IS for them secede and take their socialism with them!.

    • lloyd Lisco

      The Mexicans have destroyed Texas, I was born in SanAntonio many years ago, The only decent place Left in SanAntonio today is the River walk, The rest of the city is a Mexican Slum.

      • Rattlerjake

        I know what you’re sayin’. My ex-wife is from San Antonio, and we also lived in El Paso for a couple of years. It’s so sad that a state like Texas has allowed itself to be overrun with scum, you kind of expect it from a state like Mexifornia.

  • Meg

    Seems like the police could find more important things to do.

  • lloyd Lisco

    Government sources feed BULL SHIT to the American people Daily, They All should be arrested. Those people in Texas make the best Hot Tamale’s you ever put in your mouth, Never mind what is in them, Just enjoy. A Hot Tamale Vender walking, With a back pack Heater called on My Automotive Ware House on Monday Wednesday and Friday for many years, We always bought him out, The best Home made Hot Tamale’s you ever tasted, I have Slobbered on my Mouse just thinking about those Great Tamales.

    • Richard Gearon

      It’s almost impossible to find a homemade tamale, even in a Mexican restaurant.

  • VirgoVince

    Where is Gov Abbott on this farce?
    MORE lefturd liberal BULLSHIT!!

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