Mariza Ruelas

A California mom was arrested and treated like a common criminal for selling home cooked meals through a Facebook group.

Mariza Ruelas and other members of the 209 Food Spot Facebook group were busted in a yearlong undercover investigation by San Joaquin County officials.

Ruelas and her four children, ages 6-20, prepared the meals and delivered them to customers in exchange for "clothes, a birthday cake or sometimes enough money to cover the cost of" cooking the meals.

"We didn't see any harm in that," Ruelas told The Washington Post. "There wasn’t anybody selling it daily. A lot of times, they were just getting back what they put into the ingredients."

She said an undercover investigator posing as a customer ordered food through the Facebook page on December 3.

“They took the time to be investigating for over a year now,” Reulas told The Washington Post. “But they can't solve all these unsolved murders?”

According to the AJC.com, Ruelas and about 12 others "were arrested and charged with operating a food facility and engaging in business without a permit."

Ruelas and the others accepted plea deals including a year of probation, a $235 fine and 40 hours of community service.

“The purpose wasn’t to sell food,” Ruelas said. “We wanted to bring something positive to our community."

Imagine if the feds put the same time and effort into investigating Hillary Clinton's crimes.

  • Irony

    Petty!

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    They really had nothing else to do????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bless this woman

  • Glenda Johnson

    Are you serious? A YEAR LONG INVESTIGSTION? Must be pretty peaceful in that city as their officers have SHIT to do.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    This is one of the stupidest wastes of time and resources I've read abt in a while.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I mean... I get how this could be a public policy concern. Random people cooking meals in homes that have not been inspected, possibly not preparing food in compliance with the relevant codes and whatnot. HOWEVER, this seems like a major waste of resources. An entire yr...yeah, I'm going to need for them to solve some robberies or something. Who knew they had a whole home kitchen department at the police department. Smdh.

  • Torae

    So the people that sale food on instagram and deliver it locally are doing it illegally?

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly

  • Low E. TUH!

    Mariza Ruelas and other members of the 209 Food Spot Facebook group were busted in a yearlong undercover investigation by San Joaquin County officials.
    -
    I STAY OUTTA THAT MESS!

  • Lisa daniels

    All that manpower and resources and y'all aint know there was a serial killer on the loose and god only knows how many child molesters are running free. Foh

  • Low E. TUH!

    TUH!

  • @djangothegod

    It's meat that's a problem.

    Other foods fall under cottage food laws.

  • Lisa daniels

    All the cops in these department need to be depoted or fired, go find these missing kids, harrass these paedophiles. Leave people alone who are trying to earn an honest decent living.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Police states. That's under the Trump/Pence ticket. He's already called for stop and frisk. Next up cook and booked?? Vote! Whether it be enthusiastically or reluctantly, as long as you're With Her??

  • mela.reign77

    Wow, you have to be kidding right? So there wasting time on something like this and can't find out who killed Biggie or Tupac? Or how about investigating why the Trumpster hasn't paid taxes in almost 20 years. Or where the hell is Waldo!!????!! But seriously there are babies missing, rapist running rampant, Cop Killers, Murders but they are messing with these people. Our government is screwed the heck up! Only if they invested this much effort in these crooked police officers some of us would feel just a little safer. Smh... shame on them!

  • Rayne

    Super petty

  • @djangothegod

    You like being stopped and frisked, stop frontin'.

    Would you wear these?

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/127022707/black-mesh-drop-crotch-harem-pants-mens?ref=shop_home_feat_2

  • CopperColored

    lol ahhh these niggas! can't solve poverty but can make sure you dont.

  • Irony

    I would!

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Only if it was you doing the frisking. Witcho thick ass? Big ol tree-trunk ankles, I bet that other thing thick too?? hi? And yes, I'd rock the hail out of those??

  • Scromes1212

    This is a problem. People in low income areas should barter services more. The government should be promoting this not prosecuting it.

  • Irony

    ???

  • TheRealLee

    Facebook is run by nazis. Get off that crap folks.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    He deleted the comment? I don't think he ready for all this here jelly?

  • @djangothegod

    It's not an Open Post.

    I don't want @SandraRose come at me sideways.

  • hotntot95

    I've never joined up but I have seen the fuq shyt that's posted on FB...this does NOT qualify...they must be bored AF..

  • Irony

    I think Sandy deleted it, she thought he was selling arse!

  • hotntot95

    Right...

  • @djangothegod

    LOL hell no.

  • Irony

    They said you have jam! #ToeJam

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Ummmhmmm? It's ok. I'm a bit much for some. Kdubb went from proud ass eater to 'I don't know her' once I called her on it, allegedly?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ????

  • Irony

    Funny thing, that happened to me too!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That's a ghost for me boo.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    “They took the time to be investigating for over a year now,” Reulas told The Washington Post. “But they can’t solve all these unsolved murders?”
    ______________________

    Co-damn-sign!!!!

  • @djangothegod

    Everytime somebody mention eating azz, you come out the woodwork like

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f32438cce835c98a60708aaf55d273fbae1941d958bdc8a14ea7e549100c541a.jpg

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    So I guess the lady that come into my shop selling food plates to me and my clients is doing something illegal?...I hate America. We just want to eat...?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Hey gal. What a day today was?? Them damn scratchers gone be the death of me?? But then again they may not? I may hit. Win enough to fund my own damn self. A big F yew to the yt man? We'll see. Today was not my day tho. We will get em 2moro??

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Specifically if it's fried fish. Keep the tata salad tho.

  • Irony

    Just want the three Fs to be completed!

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    ???

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Tell me why I got $20 worth by mistake. Didn't know the machine didn't give change. ??

  • Irony

    If he cums out like that, I may have to pull a KW (Dubb) and eat it once.?

  • @djangothegod

    Play Pick 3.

    Scratchers are dumb, like slot machines.

  • Irony

    Selling meat is a problem? #Prostitution

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    I saw this on local news this AM. Straight bullshat. Not only did they investigate these families for a year, they got the other FB group members to accept plea deals that included probation, fines and community service. The lady up top is taking her case to trial. She faces 1 year in jail for some home made ceviche. #HOWSWAY

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    I play daily 3, daily. My numbers came in the other day but it wasn't in straight order. So I only won 42 dollars??

  • Bam Bam Li

    Right!!

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ???? Rookie mistake?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    For those going through the ringer ... I feel ya..... Hold ya head high man.... In jail ... In a shelter .... Or just fawkin going through ... I feel ya.... Hold that light .... ? shid tellem take care... And for a damn hater A naysayer fugg em... With a rusted muda fuggin pole ...middle fangers ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I know right! I was so mad.

  • @djangothegod

    That keeps you playing.

    My parents used to make me go play numbers for them when I was a kid.

    I don't play numbers much anymore. I made some good money playing roulette in Tahoe.

    I hit Trump in Atlantic City for like $3k before playing roulette. Soon as I won, I walked right out.

  • the guest

    Exactly. Very petty.

    For ages mothers have supplemented their income and made ends meet selling homemade cakes, pies, and dinner plates. Now mothers are getting investigated and arrested for it?

    See this is why Facebook is the devil. I swear Zukerberg spies and sells people out for a price.

  • Zizzle
  • Lisa daniels

    Who is dis?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    ? speak that truth hunnie!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Wow what s crock of shat smh

  • Zizzle

    For a whole year.

  • Vonn

    The government just wants their taxes. Jackasses

  • Irony

    I'm not confessing shat, but them extra coins!

  • Lisa daniels

    When i start playing again and win, i let know which ones are good to play

  • Salliemae’s Boosh

    That is beyond petty.

  • Irony

    Not an open post!???

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You gotta be effin kidding. Probation for selling meals on Facebook? That's ridiculous.

  • Lisa daniels
  • Irony

    That's hy you have to ask for a "set price donation." #NoTaxesOnDonations

  • @djangothegod

    You play 821?

  • Irony

    Oh I think Django is built like Omarion.?

  • Lisa daniels

    My dad woild me picl his number and my aunt and granny would look in ziggy for numbers.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    No, but it's close to one of my number sets. That's another problem with me, I have 10 sets of numbers?? Twice daily since there's a morning and evening draw. It adds up? I blame Obama?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ??? Thanks, I think????

  • Lisa daniels

    The problem the govt has is they want they cut. If you barter, they can't get their cut.

  • Sexy CJ

    I'm Going 2 Have 2 Leave This 1 Alone...........#I'm Real Funny When It Comes 2 Eating Other People's Food..............

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/14a5da8543e8498aa38f2d907b98d0864f70e2661347fc5eb988c5cb7af11001.jpg

  • Victorious82

    Was she using food stamps to buy the food or sumn?

  • Lisa daniels
  • Lolalao

    They need to apply all that energy into finding that serial killer in Long Island...?

  • @djangothegod

    My birthday came out Halloween.

  • Tynamight

    “They took the time to be investigating for over a year now,” Reulas told The Washington Post. “But they can’t solve all these unsolved murders?”
    ***
    Come on, JESUS!!!

  • Irony
  • Felicia Kelley

    WOW!!!
    The WAR ON THE POOR IS REAL!!!!

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Me too. Ever since that DARE to say no Nancy Regan tribute brunch Sandra threw at Chateau Che'Rose back in 2002. Chile, the food was good, but what I though were capers in the potato salad, was actually roach eggs? Allegedly?

  • Tynamight

    "yearlong undercover investigation by San Joaquin County officials"
    ***
    I mean, I understand b/c you don't want folk to get sick BUT STILL...the courts should've issued a warning. They wasted a year's worth of man power to investigate these ppl. Shame!

  • Tiffany Miller

    Did someone get sick? It's all fun and games until somebody can't get off the toilet. I don't do potlucks!!!! But probation and a record? That is too much.

  • @djangothegod

    Mine made me gamble, because they said I was "lucky".

    Good thing they didn't get high. ?

    They snuck me in the casinos and all that. One time I was up playing roulette and my mother yelled out "play 17 your birthday."

    They made me leave the table.

    I just had to slide my chips moms.

  • Lisa daniels

    Next they be locking up keisha for doing hair in her apartment and juan fixes cars on the street, maria for clean folks houses, akbar for giving folks rides.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    You have a shop you say? Are you the type of business owner who takes pity on folks and loans them generous amounts of money? If so, hi? My name is Brenden and I shoul could use a loan??

  • Lisa daniels
  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Yaaaaaas. You can tell that booty phat??

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    Yes! Only I play it 812. Almost had it the other day??

  • Sexy CJ
  • @djangothegod

    Some people play like that.

    I have to feel it.

    I'd rather crack a cold billy. Or 6-pack.

  • Lisa daniels

    Did you winning on any of them?

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    In the end, the law was broken. Otherwise she shouldn't have pleaded guilty (I know about how this works in those other cases but this isn't one of them). This is a public health issue. Yes people do it all the time, that doesn't mean it's not illegal. Good luck to her and the family on finding their next hustle.

  • @djangothegod

    Yeah I read it wrong, 158 came midday.

    One week I hit twice in a row. One day was 808, I can't remember the other number.

    My parents knocked me because I played Straight/Box instead of combination. In CA, it doesn't matter. They don't pay shyt.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I see where Donald Trumps tax dollars went, oh wait he doesn't pay federal taxes and doesn't want to tax the wealthy!

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Lol

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I wonder if all those Instagram models/THOTS/groupies have a business license ?

  • Lisa daniels

    Nope

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    They really don't pay. Is what it is tho. It's not like I go out on dates or nuthin?? Gotta spend my money somewhere?

  • bemetoo

    hell no...you got to be the most miserable petty detective to investigate someone selling homecook meals

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ??? fish license or nahl? No wait, that's for catching fish, not slangin it?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Folks can get food poisoning at their own damn fam gathering depending on who in the fawk makes the potato salad. For damn it FREE. But this woman gets all of this grief over selling plates that grown ass folks who know the risks and are ok with it... are buying

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Haha !!! Right !!!!!

  • Lisa daniels

    These the type of cops that just learned that law and probably tried to get a free meal on the strength of being a cop and they was like no and he organized a bust.

  • the guest

    I bet they were trying to get these mothers for tax evasion on selling and trading dinner plates. This is classic economic racism. Always finding a way to keep brown and black folks down economically. No one arrests white soccer moms selling all kinds of stuff on FB.

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    Ok, I got you on the 32nd of this month???

  • Dee Dee

    People do this all the time. It's really not that deep.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Thank you. I was hoping to see a post about this.

    The woman was selling ceviche, of all things. She is selling raw seafood, disregarding the laws for food service (handling and preparation). We don't know if her kitchen is clean, her hands are clean, her food is being cleaned, etc. I've patronized restaurants that didn't clean shrimp properly or shuck oysters properly. People can get seriously ill or even die from eating improperly handled, uncooked or undercooked food, especially seafood and pork.

    She knew better and she should've done something different.

  • Irony
  • MScommunication

    You can't sell food out your home lIke that. I'm not saying that this makes her public enemy #1. However it's unsafe, unsanity and against the law. They should let her off with a warning. Hillary Clinton is not the only crooked politician. There is a long long line of those that have done much worse than she. I will go out on a limb and say over 50% are fraudulent. It's just that she is a woman that she gets the back lash.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’ 2 : Electric Boogaloo

    ???touché

  • MScommunication

    Girl you can't eat everybody's food. Ceviche of all things.

  • Lisa daniels

    Crackles

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Ok?!. We're going to act like people don't have food allergies, too? All it takes is for her to serve the wrong person with a severe food allergy and she will be facing manslaughter charges. Since they don't have money, I'm fairly certain they don't have $600 to afford 2 Epi Pens to help save someone's life if her food doesn't agree with them.

    People love to scream "racism," but there are laws in effect for a reason. Follow them for your own protection.

  • Zizzle

    You're off-topic.

  • Xsjado

    Petty government. People actually building relationships, positive relationships and just constantly making life into negative bs.

  • Zizzle

    Imagine if the feds put the same time and effort into investigating Hillary Clinton’s crimes.

    They did and you got the results yesterday and last July.

  • MScommunication

    That makes sense to me. This is not racism it's common sense. Why do people want a pass to break the law no a days anyway? I feel if you have time to cook at home you can get an online job, babysit or go cook at someone else's home for them and charge them like that. I have done all of that in past.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Wait what ....?? One year though !!! Shut that down right away and save that money!!! Plus warn her!!!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    So no issue or fault lies with the grown folks who are purchasing her food? Why not?

  • mzwhang90210

    Yeah, I get that it's against the law and all..but c'mon.
    Talk about food safety, heck you could die from a dish somebody brings to an office pot-luck. Or at a family reunion bbq.
    And they were using the barter system. Yeah somebody COULD'VE gotten sick, but hell...somebody COULD get hit by a car when walking across the street...should we all stop crossing streets??????
    I'm sure a better use of tax dollars could've been found. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/50c497ea84ebf7a58cbf78b0ba5fcb5ceaffb9450e3638e7525938a849c40c59.gif

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    That's like going to a hotel room and getting butt injections from a dermatologist or cosmetologist .

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Yep.

  • nucynu25

    Bloop

  • Lisa daniels

    That and she could be out here having her kids steal or selling her ass but she decided to uses her culinary skills instead. Damn if you and damn if you don't.

  • mzwhang90210
  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    And when people end up losing limbs and dying over trying to cut corners and do things they have no business doing, only then does it become a problem.

    Licensed doctors typically have malpractice insurance so if they cause you harm, you can seek compensation for your damages and losses. Stray dog off the street can't afford you that.

    You want to convert your kitchen to a restaurant, sans permits, inspections, etc., then claim ignorance when you know damn good and well people sink hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars into opening legitimate restaurants?!. Not today.

  • mzwhang90210

    Okay????
    And here's the thing Dubsta......they were mostly bartering for stuff...just trynna make a living.
    Man...FF2016

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I'm surprised waiters and waitresses don't get paid more. They need to be certified in order to serve customers. It's not a game in CA. I've never worked in food service, but if I know some of what it takes to serve food, she should. She could've gone to the BOE and sought direction as to how to serve her community safely and legally.

  • mzwhang90210
  • mzwhang90210

    That's what I say. I'll bet it was some fat a$$ dirt eating slob that turned her in.

  • Cares4uWishElectionwasover

    Dis some bull crap.

    Where the go fund me. I will donate to a cause like this.

    My granny god rest her soul, said she bought cloth the the kids clothea from selling plates back then. My gran daddy waa a farmer.

    This waa a hater that turnes her in...

    One more rant they nees to arrest some business owners. Smdh

  • Glenda Johnson

    And the people end up being taxed for this foolishness! While molesters are molesting and killers and killing.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I have talked about my food allergies here for years. Since the start. If I go to Dairy Queen, even prior to the legal warnings now mandated and I die, from walnut or peanut exposure it's not their fault. If I go to Red Lobster and I do indeed do this, knowing full well I'm not supposed to, even joked on it here, and croak, guess what? Nobody is liable. So if chains aren't liable...why is she?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Heller. How yer doing

  • mzwhang90210

    So I guess they're gonna start arresting folks for selling bbq plates and fish plates down to tha church house now huh?
    Sista Ethel is going to jail https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/824734af9661bc93f1b6e5c6a2d2b39a9982a048ee3e5e099037fb5ac43d87dd.jpg

  • PrettyBrown28

    Sigh...of all the things to arrest someone for...#whybother

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This the south. Holidays are coming. Do you know how many old women I know who sell homemade cakes, pies, and more? My whole damn life?

  • Lisa daniels

    Like sahara said the other day, laws are for the poor. The elite are the ones that are getting away with molesting child after child.

  • Scromes1212

    Exactly. Same with weed. As long as they can tax it there cool with it.

  • mzwhang90210

    Chile......
    In Texas when someone dies...folks send all KINDA food to the grieving family. Hell some folks sell plates to help with burial expenses.
    SMH. Folks betta sit da hell down somewhere.

  • nucynu25

    ?????

  • mzwhang90210

    Yup. My mom used to prepare food and give it to the less fortunate in our lil country town. Thank God she didn't get arrested. SMH

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Its How the hell a lot of us buried our dead before GoFundMe. Plates! Paid rent. Rent parties! Sent kids to college. Not just us. Hispanics too. Part of our culture. How soon we forget. But it's not racist? Girl. I can't

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Saturday, October 1, 2016
    8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Fire Station #4
    229 N. Whisman Road

    Breakfast tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under)

    The 12th Annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, October 1st from 8:00-11:00am, at Fire Station #4, located at 229 N. Whisman Road.

    For more than a decade Mountain View Fire and Firefighters IAFF Local 1965 have been hosting a pancake breakfast in an effort to educate the community about fire and burn injury prevention, and to raise funds for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. To date, more than $120,000 has been raised in 11 years of breakfasts!

  • Lisa daniels

    See, who going to check em?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    http://peopleof.oureverydaylife.com/plan-barbecue-fundraiser-5553.html

    A whole how to do a bbq fundraiser. Not shat about a license

  • Lisa daniels

    Jesus fix it

  • Lisa daniels

    New post riri back

  • Incog-knee-gress

    See the difference is bc it's not called a rent porty or help bury Uncle Leroy or a "chutch" building fund...it's okay. I guess

  • nucynu25

    Just a thought ...I saw something abt the New World Order ..one currency one govt ..idk why this made me think of that but our govt is full of ish. This is the same govt that criminalized blks for decades for weed until they found away to profit from it . Legally these folks were wrong but this just show how obsessedour govt is with our money ..if they can't tax it , its illegal ..I hope Pablo nem go on to sale all the quesdias they can bake ..legally of course

  • Scromes1212

    Glad you pointed that out! It's real

  • Darkandlovely617?

    And I never once fell ill

  • Lisa daniels

    It's white folks hustling.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Correct

  • nucynu25

    This

  • MScommunication

    No I agree with you. I mean this isn't the Wild West you can't just hang out your shingle and do business.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Half of the people who are licensed/permitted don't have any business being in business. She has NO means of paying anyone's medical bills if she serves them food that sickens them. She is probably on Medi-Cal with her gaggle of geese.

    No, ma'am.

  • Valerie D. Henderson

    Does that go for the Latino's that say 'TAMALES', whenever I go to the supermarket??

  • Taylordanes

    Can we get an investigation on TRUMPS TAX RETURNS?

  • Lisa daniels

    And they talking about how we are poor complaining leaches who won't apply themselves but when we take the time to apply ourselves they want to do bull? like this. Smh

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    If she were on welfare, living in subsidized housing, selling drugs from her dolllar store bra, and popping out degenerates like a pezz dispenser, she couldn't get investigated if her crimes were tattooed on her forehead.

  • hotntot95

    Intelligent thought...don't get me started on experion, trans union, eqifax...student loans...it's all a front to collect that dollar ...it means more than life itself...forreal...

  • Maya

    I heard about a woman that got fined for selling tamales without a food license so probably.

  • Tammie Reed

    #PettyAF

  • Nina Ross

    Our tax dollars at work

  • Nina Ross

    They got the tamale lady!!

  • shun king

    Them people selling on Instagram is next

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I don't buy dinner platters or church dinners anymore ... I don't even like to eat at certain dinner functions and parties. People are not clean and do not know safe food handling guidelines for meat especially . Potato salad at my cousins wedding made everybody sick , food poisoning . They went to the hospital off it . Not me because I don't mess with mayo and salad dressing items at functions ???.

  • MScommunication

    I hope she understands the severity of the situation and folks stop making light of it.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Proper prep, food storage/temps... All of this, especially on hot days. They could've damn died.

    I don't go to church often, but when I do, I attend a small Lutheran church that is predominately white. I don't know if they cook, but if they do, I won't be eating there.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Proper prep, food storage/temps... All of this, especially on hot days. They could've damn died.

    I don't go to church often, but when I do, I attend a small Lutheran church that is predominately white. I don't know if they cook, but if they do, I won't be eating there.

  • kekeb

    They actually spent time to investigate this BS when people are looking at child porn, stealing Rx meds and doing worthwhile shit worth investigating? THAT'S what's wrong with this country. Focus on real issues

  • KHJ2016

    Why not tell the whole story? She was selling a dish that contained raw fish.

  • nucynu25

    Yess

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    The first thing I said was 'wheres' the whole story? Clearly making food and selling it wasn't the crime. Somebody got sick or something more serious went on.

  • TransHuman

    She did not commit a crime. I wish the sun would come closer to earth. At about 125 degress a stay that way for about 3 days. Some of this bullchyt would disappear. I really do wish this

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    A few books and a free ticket.

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    The same thing happened in Texas last year. What kinds of world are we living in where minorities cannot make money without the go9vernment getting a piece. But yet were lazy right.

  • Lisa daniels

    Sound good.

  • JackieBrown

    My neighbor has been dealing that narcotic out of his apartment for a few years now....and no one gives a fukc. All types of no good goes on there.
    How come they investigate Tamale dealers, not narcotic dealers?

  • SoChlo

    I remember in one of my sociology courses we learned law enforcement is an agent of the wealthy. Such a shame.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    They don't investigate them mfs either...Pepito BEEN selling fruit cups and tamales on the corner for YEARS...I'm surprised they got Marisa's ass...let it have been Jerome on the corner selling fruit cups...he'd end up like Eric Garner...

  • Crazy tee

    There are plenty of people selling cooked food packaged and delivered on instagram....They post pictures and everything...Every part of that meal comes right from their home....All u need are the sides and blah blah on 34th and 5th will deliver the bucket of wings. ? ???

  • barbeez

    When you think about it...there aren't any health codes. Kind of dangerous to buy and eat a person's home cooked meals. BTW...did she pay taxes on the money she made? Just sayin?

  • Indies beauty

    What a waste of our tax money SMH

  • Lisa daniels

    I only had two sociology classes but I can believe this.

  • We Can Do This

    This is pseudo-capitalism at its finest! A person can not support themselves because of government regulations.

    I'm sure people here have seen the show Bar Rescue and have seen how nasty their kitchens are, that their selling food out of.
    Mold, rat droppings, grease hazards, dead mice, roaches, improper hand washing and foods kept at unsafe temperatures.

    These places were supposed to be inspected by the government and they were still in business.

  • n1kk1a

    Sandra. Really?

  • Judi Lauren

    Thought bartering was legal

  • Kirenee

    Here it is we have more than enough hungry people is the U.S., and you have a woman who provided food in exchange for whatever you could give her. WTF is wrong with this picture? This is as bad as the lunch lady who lost her job for giving free food to a hungry student.

  • stav

    God told us in the last days things would progress from bad to worse, this is just the beginning. Our only refuge is our creator. Praying for us all!

  • Blue

    Dinners was prolly good too. smh. #FreeMariza

  • Neicey

    I think thats the only reason she got busted. For selling ceviche. Thats risky. But next time i sell something online or the streets. Im going for "set price donations" so actually i wont b selling anything. No licenses needed. #igotitnow #thanksroses

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    You've got it. It's like my former friend who used to run an after hours in a rental near the Beverly Center. He had a studio that looked like it was supposed to be an apartment. It was gutted - just empty rooms. He had different sh*t popping in each room. Because he didn't have a liquor license, he couldn't sell alcohol but he could serve it as long as everyone was carded/21+. They paid him a flat $40 or so at the door and proceeded to enjoy the DJ and have a sip or something.

    The guys who patronized the after hours were industry guys. The girls were mainly cling-ons, but it was live. Even the security/bouncers were yummy and delicious. I miss that joint.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    But I will add, when it comes to food service, you should make sure you have insurance in the event someone gets sick and blames it on you. People are always looking for a quick come up. You may not be the problem, but they will make you the problem for the sake of a check. Please proceed with caution.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    All this selling shit on Instagram and fb gone stop Uncle Sam want his cut!!! All the online boutiques and teas, and bundles you have to pay taxes and report that as income anything over a certain amount has to be reported NOW do I think it's right ? Ask Wesley snipes but I'll say this though I knew once folks started coming up on social media "promoting" other pages and getting paid there would be a issue folks charging 40 to post a picture and say follow and they keep it up for anywhere from a few hours to a day! Think how much money that is? Black ppl coming up and Uncle Sam gone find a way to bring them back down

  • MsVida

    This is coming from a city where human feces lines the sidewalks of the downtown area.

  • Neicey

    From the sound of the place i miss it too. Never been but sounds like a perfect kick back.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    It was so dope, until the wrong elements found out about it and decided to attempt to kick up dust. People love to invite themselves into areas where they aren't welcome and really don't fit in. They're on the Westside but they came all the way from the Eastside. It's like bringing a 40 oz to a champagne tasting. You just don't. That's what killed the after hours.

    I swear, Black folks can't have nice things for too long before someone infiltrates.

  • S T

    Welllll, for her community service, she could cook for homeless shelters. #Irony

  • S T

    And don't forget their favorite, Etsy! Damn shame. Your point, exactly??

  • S T

    Seeeee. And that's what makes it even MORE lame!

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Yup. Restaurants have strict food safety codes they have to follow, and for good reason.
    Why should somebody sell food out of their house and not have to submit to food safety regulations?

  • S T

    ...."An agent of the wealthy". That phrase is so full of poetic truth. So true.

  • charallday

    Yup I've lived in tx for 12 Yrs now. The town I live in is predominantly black but it's really diverse and. EVERYBODY has a legit hustle....food, clothes etc etc. It's a way of life here because we aren't being hired for anything other than fast food and retail....smh. I got my license last week and I'm doing the same to make ends meet.

  • Ant Hill

    I can wife you and move you away from all that Miss Pretty.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I see it like this, eat this food at your own risk. You want to buy a plate out somebody's house, so be it, if you get sick or find some cat hair or whatever, that's on you. Cops don't need to fine her. From the looks of it she's hanging on by a thread with all those kids by different men as it is.

  • sunni_daze

    Wow...talking about a waste of time and tax dollars.

    S/N the Feds have finished there investigation on Hiliary. But I see we still not talking about yo boi rape case coming up real soon.

  • sunni_daze

    You better call a Spade a Spade. Because that's all it is.

  • Decked Out

    this is Crazee. if she was selling "A little CAT" it would have NEVER been caught.

  • Genia

    WOW!! this is beyond petty!!!! Is this even worth the space on your resume Mr. Investigator?

  • TOO REAL

    WHY HILLARY INSTEAD OF THE THEIVING TRUMP WHO DIDN'T PAY FEDERALTAXES. AFTER TODAY NO MORE TRUMP AND YOU CAN SAY WHAT THE HELL YOU WANT TO SAY ABOUT HILLARY JEALOUS SANDY

  • lil goodie

    I was sitting here wondering how or why this post made headlines on the blog...I see why now..(last sentence ).... smh...a few more hours and it's over......?????

  • Chuck

    You need a business permit to sell food. You operated an undercover food business and now it's time for you to pay the piper.

  • LibraGirlonly

    This is sooo petty SMDH.

  • Alisa

    Back in the day we had a lady called candy lady you go to the back door buy cookies, candy, pickles, snow cones, soda. Then there was the cake lady she would sell slices of cake, cookies, pies. Last but not least the ice cream lady she sold every kind of Popsicle and she made ice cream you could buy a cone or cup. My uncle had the shot house he sold cigarettes singles or a pk.. Yes this was in the poorest part of Suffolk called Boston. Everybody sold something dinners, etc.. This sounds like someone with some pull is behind this. They should fire everyone that used taxpayers money & took time away from serious cases and actually got paid while working this case. They hv to be leaving something out this sounds personal
    Sorry for my long post

  • Alisa

    Oh yeah I forgot about that. There are alot of people that sell cakes in a jar one lady just says message her with the cake you want and you pay her thru paypal she is on Instagram, Poshmark

  • thehumble1

    This post made me hungry.

  • Jones

    You can get arrested for selling food...but murder a black person and get paid time off. Lord help us all...because we need you more than ever in the last of days.

  • Reina1718

    Yesss!!!

  • KJOURNEY

    but was it good

  • Liah

    Petty and shameful!!!....That's why REAL crime doesn't get solved....Shame on the POLICE!!!

  • itsjismemelly

    this is shameful!!!

  • Maxey Ross

    ASHAME.

  • Maxey Ross

    ASHAME.

  • JerseyMom

    Meanwhile Bill and Hillary Clinton have not been Indicted. Okay. SMH

  • TBeezy

    This is sad, instead they should've helped her get a biz license, use a community authorized kitchen and some funding. There was no need to fine her or penalize her for trying to do good. Geesh, this world is sad!

  • Mystery User

    isn't that called bartering and isn't it legal?

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    You got it, law enforcement actually purchases "Investigative Data" from Facebook, and Instagram. They can custom order the data they need, just like you order a pizzia, right down to race, region, neghborhood, and specific " buzz words".

    In fact their biggest customers over the years have become law enforcement. As just regular users of Facebook, you never see or hear about the other side of these "free social media platforms"

    THE WHOLESALE SELLING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION...ITS CALLING DATA MINING

  • n1kk1a

    In VA?

  • Nita

    The judicial system is a bs...I just can't anymore.

  • Miss Jonesy

    It's not like she was selling .....cake, her cake what the problem is? She should probably consider opening up a restaurant, or a food truck!

  • 1shy112

    Omg if you do something positive it's wrong... Wtf!!!

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Bunch of bs IMO. IMO they need to stop people from hooking up looking for dates.

  • eBay

    I'm so tired of my tax $$$ being wasted on this and people using a harmless plant while our schools are falling apart and murderers run free.

  • Alisa

    Yep

  • n1kk1a

    I used to love the candy lady in Portsmouth.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    If she was Sprite this would have been a write up about philanthropy... Make America Great For Once.

  • LA Girl

    She messed up by "selling" home cooked meals versus asking for "donations".