Mock Court Case Teenagers abandoned… • • Left alone by father and cruel step mother Village of Hexville in Salem County. Decide they need a job to survive…. Teens go into a small bake shop where Hansel claims he is looking for a job in order to have money to rent a furnished room. Bakery Owner: Malvinia Crueller Famous for her baked gingerbread houses. Dresses like a witch to attract business, especially children. The account of what happened next varies… According to Malvinia… The teens took candies and cookies off her gingerbread houses. When she told them to stop they refused. She ordered them out of the shop, but they refused and started throwing baked houses on the floor. The teens fought her when she tried to get them to leave. In self-defense, Malvinia tried to hit them with a baking pan from the oven. They pushed back and Malvinia called for help. The teens fled the scene before the neighbors arrived. According to Hansel and Gretel… They admit they did touch the gingerbread houses, but only to admire them. When Malvinia came after them, one of the houses was knocked on the floor. Malvinia pulled out a large pan from the oven and tried to push Gretel into the pan. Hansel and Gretel ran from the shop but realized after running they had no place to go. A police car pulled over and the officer questioned them. They were taken into custody and were later identified by Malvinia Crueller. They were charged with aggravated battery, criminal mischief, and petit theft.