Family Finds Strange Woman Cooking Ramen Noodles In Their Kitchen. She’s Now In Jail.

July 8, 2020

An Escambia County family found a stranger in their home cooking ramen noodles after she made a sandwich, and now she’s facing criminal charges.

The occupants of the home in 6000 block of Hampton Road told Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies that they found 33-year old Patricia Nicole Junk of Cottage Hill in their kitchen. All of the occupants of the home denied knowing her or letting her into the home.

The first deputy on scene found a pot of noodles cooking on the stove and later located Junk sitting on the front porch of a house about a block away eating a cup of noodles, according to the report.

Junk told deputies that an older male named “Rabbit” had told her she could stay at the home whenever she wanted.

Deputies noted that the home was unlocked when Junk entered. The total damages were listed at $2 for the noodles and $3 for a loaf of bread for a total of $5.

Junk charged with burglary of an occupied residence and petit theft. She remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $10,500.



69 Responses to “Family Finds Strange Woman Cooking Ramen Noodles In Their Kitchen. She’s Now In Jail.”

  1. Faye V. Tip on July 13th, 2020 8:21 pm

    Tabby or whoever u are, I’m sure that’s an alias or ur hiding ur real name due to being wanted by the po-po or whatever. U get real & get a grip. Yes people should not leave their doors unlocked now a days due to what situations like this happening, all ur doing is inviting such as this happening a break-in. And yes the home owner should be fined, cause if the home was not unlocked I don’t think she would have broke-in on her own. And yes she should get rehab & no jail cause all she’ll do is get out & do drugs again. Think Tabby think !!! Before u react on anyone’s comments.

  2. William Lingo on July 12th, 2020 8:38 pm

    @WM I disagree that she’s a criminal based on the things you posted concerning her previous arrest, I see someone that is sick and in need of help. If Marijuana makes her a criminal then 90% of the country is criminal.

    Now if her rap sheet showed grand theft, burglary and similar crimes then I would agree, this woman is no criminal and a waste of a jail cell. She needs Lakeview not the county Jail

  3. Wiser than you on July 12th, 2020 3:36 am

    Look at all these psuedo intellectuals crying that she was arrested over noodles. Interesting how you forget she is in someone else’s home without permission. How about you let random strangers inside your home at anytime theyd like? I bet if it were you in the situation you would call the police. And those crying “they” locked her up fail to realize the victims here pressed charges and that’s why she was arrested otherwise she would have went free. So quick to blame police? Interesting to see all if these “law doesn’t apply” people coming out of the woods but the second it happens to you… “oh call 911 get the police”

  4. Just me on July 11th, 2020 1:01 pm

    Melissa,no matter what,how or why,she still had a choice and that choice began the day she decided to do drugs………we are ALL responsible for our actions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Just me on July 11th, 2020 12:56 pm

    David,I enjoy your enlightment!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Just me on July 11th, 2020 12:53 pm

    Tabby,agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Needed to be said!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Dawg on July 10th, 2020 9:33 pm

    All you liberal people would change your mind if it was your house ,you could all pay for the funeral if it was my house ,lead is more filling than noodles

  8. Tabby on July 10th, 2020 9:24 pm

    @Faye V Tip
    Are you insane ? Seriously, are you in need of psychotropic medication ? Just wondering because fining people because they didn’t lock the door to THEIR HOUSE when they left is pretty in American. I have no doubt whatsoever you are a Democrat with that type of ideologue. So I know your starting out with a disadvantage , but dang, I’d expect to hear a comment like that from China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, aw who am I kidding. That’s exactly what people like you are turning America into.

  9. David Huie Green on July 10th, 2020 6:48 pm

    “She did. not steal any material stuff…she took food.”

    Food is material stuff. At least she wasn’t eating the caviar but definitely material.

    We would have shared had we been home but she didn’t come to our home and I think we are out of Ramen (and never had caviar, so don’t go there). What we would have done has nothing to do with what we SHOULD have done or what others should have done.

    The rest of society isn’t responsible for her choices. We may choose to try to help her out of Christian kindness but that is between us and Him.

    A man hid his car on my property. I found it and called the deputies in case the owner was injured. He wasn’t. Then I reported the abandoned car and had it removed from my property. A week or so later he called, threatening to sue me, claiming my neighbor gave him permission to hide it there.

    I explained to him that a person who does not own my property can not give legal permission. I told him to go ahead and sue, though, if he wished.

    He never did, though, something about an arrest warrant he was avoiding I believe.

    David for better people

  10. David Huie Green on July 10th, 2020 6:28 pm

    “The people that left their home unlocked should be fined”

    Under the theory that criminals would not commit crimes if the rest of us made it impossible?

    Nah. Out in public, government has the power — often the duty — to push us around. In our homes, government needs to butt out.

    David for limited government

  11. wise years on July 10th, 2020 5:25 pm

    That waskally wabbit!! Hey some people are confusing bail with restitution. Bail is to guarantee someones appearance at a subsequent court.

  12. Joe on July 10th, 2020 12:46 pm

    The people commenting they would’ve shot her need as much help or more than she does. Get a grip sheesh.

  13. Faye V. Tip on July 10th, 2020 11:18 am

    The people that left their home unlocked should be fined that’s just stupidity now-a-days & she should have to go to rehab to clean-up, not-jail !!!! Come-on-ppl-get-real !!!

  14. Jlcch on July 10th, 2020 8:52 am

    No one has mentioned the fact that if “Rabbit” said it was OK to go to the house when she needed, why was she found sitting on the porch of a different house eating? It is NOT OK to go into some ones home if uninvited! End of Story! Who knows how long she was in the house? Who knows if she rummaged thru the house looking for small items, like jewelry she may or may not have taken so she could sell? So, all you people on here that are saying “go easy on her” has never had someone break in your home. You feel violated!! You don’t feel safe in your own home anymore. Wake up people!!!!

  15. Tray on July 10th, 2020 12:54 am

    $10,500 bond for $5 in damages? Seems excessive to me.

  16. mike on July 9th, 2020 11:23 pm

    “There’s nothing more offensive, more humiliating than begrudging a crust of bread”.

    that said, a man;s home is his castle, and to violate the sanctity of that is a serious crime in the USA.

    i feel pity for this poor drug addled woman, but with no job or money myself i’m in no position to help her. these times are sent to try men’s souls… :(

  17. Skip on July 9th, 2020 11:02 pm

    The last thing you wanna do is eat a Roman noodle soup before going too jail! Amateur hour!

  18. Melissa on July 9th, 2020 10:58 pm

    It seems that her criminal activities are a direct result of drug addiction. This woman needs a long term mandatory drug treatment program, counseling and resources to help her. Jail is not the answer nor the solution. I’m speaking as a recovered addict. It’s messed up that society passes judgement like this. Who knows what in her life may have led her down this path.

  19. Brien Batchelor on July 9th, 2020 12:04 pm

    Wait…you say she was COOKING!? Pfffffff, ain’t nothin’ but a thang ::::scribbles address:::: – Here, pass this along! Tell her the pots are in the cabinet to the right, I usually get home about four and like to grub down no later than 5pm – and for god sakes tell her to go easy on the seasonings.

  20. DJuan on July 9th, 2020 8:28 am

    I’m reminded of a sermon story. A woman was caught shoplifting a loaf of bread. Sadly it went to trial. The judge found her guilty and fined everyone in attendance to whatever they could give right there in court. The woman was guilty and the community fined for letting a family in “our” get in this situation. Be blessed!

  21. Tabby on July 9th, 2020 6:19 am

    Some of you folks are missing the point. It isn’t about mercy, $5 worth of items, or that she just took food.
    It’s about the fact she’s a drug addict and broke into a home where someone could have been home and unintentional or not, someone could have been hurt. She has an extensive criminal record for drugs, child neglect, and violence. So, you daisies can act ignorant all you want. She’s getting what she brought on herself. You’d be singing a different tune if some young teen was home alone and wound up getting stabbed to death while still making her a Ramen soup.

  22. Ann on July 9th, 2020 12:37 am

    She broke into someones house and people like ok it’s good she was just hungry. That’s not the point this girl is shot out on meth and much more and could have ended up doing something serious she needs help. And needs to better herself for her kids if she still has them. Pretty sad

  23. Angie Perry on July 8th, 2020 11:28 pm

    Totally agree with you, Bebe. She entered a house illegally. What if she had come in and killed someone or everyone?? In this day and time… LOCK YOUR DOORS! I, too, am thinking mental issues!!

  24. Hijinio Esqueda on July 8th, 2020 11:02 pm

    C’mon it’s top ramen ..buuut if it was a hot pocket I would’ve had to bring the BB gun out

  25. T L on July 8th, 2020 10:25 pm

    TOTAL miscarriage of justice. My tax $ paying for her to stay in jail and for a lawyer until some unknown point if the future. Why not a citation & fine and move on. Jail will make money off her being there. Judges will have to be paid to adjudicate the case. All over $5 loss to a misguided hungry soul. Let’s hope she diesnt get sick in there either. Awful all around. Burglary? $10,500? Ridiculous.

  26. Robert Bristow on July 8th, 2020 10:22 pm

    some of you seem to want justice and some seem to want mercy. Is it possible to have both. I thought Jesus was for mercy. I mean, come on, let some rapist in to heaven when I been trying to live right? that’s not fair.

    In case you missed the irony or my point: Jesus was all about mercy. get the lady some help, for Christ’s sake. Literally for Christ.

  27. Melodies4us on July 8th, 2020 10:20 pm

    Y’all need to think outside of the box. This “Rabbit” guy might have played a trick on her…

  28. WM on July 8th, 2020 9:45 pm

    Don’t get me wrong with the defense item. I’d of shot her had she been in my home.

    Going back to my original post, I listed why she has a $10500 bail. SHE’S A CRIMINAL with an obvious case of major stupidity.

    She has lost her kid, her mind and her health over the years. Would incarceration fix that? I say yes. In a mental institution.

  29. Robyn Fairall on July 8th, 2020 9:30 pm

    >$10,000 for $5 worth of food. Wow! I mean of course I would be freaked out if it were my house, but I always lock the door. I surely don’t want to victim-blame, because I firmly believe that you should be able to leave your door unlocked and expect it not to be invaded even though we obviously don’t live in that kind of world. I guess if “Rabbit” told her she could come and go at Will she has less culpability… dammit, Rabbit! All that aside there might be a mental health issue involved. Maybe Rabbit is off his meds or maybe Rabbit is laughing it up somewhere because he has foresight and an offbeat sense of humor. Maybe Rabbit has a vendetta

  30. Freedom on July 8th, 2020 9:09 pm

    I can’t believe I live in a town where this woman is being defended. When you get out of your shower, home alone, and find a big hungry man in your kitchen. Are you going to call the counselors?

  31. Elaine Joseph on July 8th, 2020 8:26 pm

    She was obviously hungry. She did. not steal any material stuff…she took food. Humans are the worse. Yes give her a warning . If she had 10,000 dollars would she cook ramen in someones kitchen?.

  32. Jimbob on July 8th, 2020 8:09 pm

    All of you sympathisers would be singing a different tune if it was your home. What if it was a male? Would you feel the same?

  33. Tabby on July 8th, 2020 7:51 pm

    Ignorant fools demonizing people for leaving the door unlocked. Damn, that’s like saying, “Yep, shouldn’t have been wearing that skirt and you wouldn’t have been raped”, same exact thing. I’m sorry for the position she’s in however, it’s probably by her own choices. She went into someone’s home, period. I leave my doors unlocked and I promise, nomatter how much your Liberal tv, phone, professor, or elected official tells you it’s my fault someone came in, IT’S NOT ! If someone knocked on my door and said, “I’m in a bad way, can you help me”, I would, no questions asked. But when you try making my decision with my property for me, you get what you get.

  34. Marvia Reddock on July 8th, 2020 6:21 pm

    Poor lady wow jail where’s the love in time like these

  35. Bebe on July 8th, 2020 6:17 pm

    She entered a home that was not hers.
    She entered a home where she was not an invited guest.
    Doesn’t matter WHAT she ate, she illegally entered a home.
    End of story!

  36. John on July 8th, 2020 5:59 pm

    I think the rule in Florida is shoot and ask questions later! They should have shot and killed her for stealing!

  37. Gina on July 8th, 2020 5:59 pm

    She really may know a guy from the streets that goes by the alias “rabbit” but either way the poor girl is starving. She can apply for ebt government food and housing section 8 when she is released. You can even get job training skills through different government programs.

  38. Hey on July 8th, 2020 5:57 pm

    That is messed up you should have locked your door than she was just hungry gez ‘_’

  39. DJuan on July 8th, 2020 5:36 pm

    There’s the have’s and have not’s. There just isn’t anyone signed up to help fix the problem. Oh I’m sorry… I give at my church. Many are just one hurricane, pandemic, loss of job away from her shoes. I meet people who couldn’t pay rent, cutting grass to get groceries while folks demonized them for not doing better in life. Poordom can show up no matter who you are. That’s America. Yep, she entered illegally. Didn’t break. How can we help the drug, homeless, and poverty in this community?

  40. Rasheed Jackson on July 8th, 2020 5:30 pm

    Why can’t they come in and clean something. You know maybe wash up the dishes or do the laundry. Then when you come in and go “WHOA! There is a stranger in my house,” that could be a country song, they can point out the clean kitchen or laundry. Then you might say “well how ’bout that would you like a bowl of soup for your trouble”? Sort of like people stealing your gas. If they would mow the yard first then take what they need I wouldn’t feel so violated.

  41. Roberta Hewitt on July 8th, 2020 4:32 pm

    I feel that we should work together and help this woman maybe get her some food and help her out with the hotel room for a week with the kitchen and it obviously she’s going to do what it takes to feed herself so she’s not doing it for the drugs when we were together like we’re supposed to as Americans and help this woman

  42. Cyn on July 8th, 2020 4:11 pm

    She didn’t hurt anyone… probably just high or scared. She didn’t take anything serious or valuable. And people who just leave their doors unlocked are irresponsible. Taxpayer’s dollars hard at work, y’all

  43. L. Chance Correll on July 8th, 2020 2:45 pm

    Kind of weird, but she didn’t do any damage, and the door was unlocked. Kind of bad on the home owner. I’ve come home to people in my house before – it’s odd. But, c’mon. Jail for noodles and bread?!

  44. Nikki on July 8th, 2020 2:30 pm

    @WM 100 % agree with you

  45. Sherry Ewy on July 8th, 2020 1:50 pm

    I imagine it was frightening for everyone. Hopefully she’ll be directed to appropriate services. Of course they called the law, she broke into their home and cooked a meal. That’s disturbing. Of course she needs food. She just took ramen noodles, not lobster. She’s starving. She needs appropriate placement with social services and mental health professionals. Bless her, and thank goodness these decent people were nicer than you that would SHOOT someone over boiled water and 10 cent noodles.

  46. Estrella Nueva on July 8th, 2020 1:22 pm

    I agree with Tom and Brandy. Plus the article artfully reads “occupants of the house” which does not quite sound like a nucleus family home. “Rabbit” said she could eat there? There really is not much justice for people with mental disorders. Our county among many others put their resources in other areas. Jail is inappropriate limited description given.

  47. Worried on July 8th, 2020 12:56 pm

    She was hungry. That’s not a crime! Maybe she was looking for a place to heat the soup. We don’t have all of the story. When the family sees her in their kitchen what did she tell them? The cops should find help for her. A food pantry? A soup kitchen?

  48. WM on July 8th, 2020 12:18 pm

    Context as to why her soup was SOOOOO expensive:

    Booking Date: 09/18/2014 04:33 AM Released: 11/05/2014 05:11 PM
    893.13.1e1 DRUGS-POSSESS F F $2000.00
    893.13.6a MARIJUANA-POSSESS T F $1000.00
    827.03.2d NEGLECT CHILD T F $2000.00

    Booking Date: 04/24/2015 04:37 PM Released: 04/24/2015 05:55 PM
    827.03.2d NEGLECT CHILD T F $2000.00
    893.13.6a MARIJUANA-POSSESS T F $1000.0

    Booking Date: 05/18/2016 02:46 PM Released: 01/25/2017 12:00 AM

    Booking Date: 01/28/2019 01:36 PM Released: 03/14/2019 11:00 PM
    893.147.1 DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS F M $0.00
    843.15.1b BAIL-SECURED BOND F M $0.00

    Booking Date: 10/29/2019 03:18 PM Released: 01/15/2020 12:45 AM
    810.09.2b TRESPASSING F M $0.00

    Booking Date: 07/05/2020 09:28 PM IN JAIL
    810.02.3a BURGL S F $10000.00
    812.014.3a LARC S M $500.00

    Not a person that should be out on the streets till she gets some long term therapy. Jail may not be the best place for her. But, she does need help.

  49. Diane on July 8th, 2020 12:16 pm

    She obviously needs help. She took food, cheap food. That’s all. Have people lost empathy. Especially with these harsh times. Ii would feed her and offer her a shower and than drive her to a shelter. My gosh people give . This sad situation could of ended brighter instead of getting cops involved.

  50. Freedom on July 8th, 2020 11:20 am

    Nick and Kim can you walk the talk? Go bail her out, feed her, and talk to her, in your house. If you do, it’s possible we’ll be reading about a godly couple that met God.

  51. Really on July 8th, 2020 11:16 am

    Nick n Kim….im sure you feed every starving person you come across to right ? Plus with her being in jail she gets a bed,food and shelter.sooo….she acutely benefited from this…

  52. timmy on July 8th, 2020 11:11 am

    couldn’t just settle for the sandwich, had to be greedy and violate the kitchen ordinance, now look at you., nothing to look forward to except plain ramens with no flavor packet in the jailhouse for lunch…bon appetite.

  53. Concerned on July 8th, 2020 11:06 am

    I personally, would have fed her, and gotten her somewhere for help.

  54. Concerned on July 8th, 2020 11:05 am

    I personally, would have fed her, and gotta her so!where for help.

  55. Bobo on July 8th, 2020 10:13 am

    I would have shot her.

  56. Tom on July 8th, 2020 10:10 am

    This doesn’t seem right, was she checked for mental illness before being charged. It doesn’t sound or say anything about drugs, but it sure could be a bi-polar or schizophrenia type thing. I really wish our justice obviously system was set up to rehabilitate instead of lock and through away the key. She’s broke and unstable and in need of therapy and I’d say a stay at Lakeview.

  57. Well on July 8th, 2020 9:53 am

    Should’ve stabbed someone.
    Bond would’ve been lower.

  58. navydave on July 8th, 2020 9:49 am

    No soup for you!

  59. Brandy on July 8th, 2020 9:48 am

    She is schizophrenic and sometimes she thinks things that never happened. They should get her back in her meds and get her some help instead of locking her up for a bag of soup. It’s ridiculous that they won’t put her where she needs to be.

  60. JTV on July 8th, 2020 9:43 am

    Breaking into my house will lead to getting shot. Hungry or not.

  61. Tea on July 8th, 2020 9:43 am

    The point is she broke into someone’s house.
    Taking and eating the soup is not what would bother me.
    Breaking into my house uninvited is a rape of my well-being!

  62. Frank on July 8th, 2020 9:10 am

    She was most likely so high she didn’t know where she was and Godly or not if you woke with small kids in the house with a delusional woman in your kitchen I’m sure you would not act so calm. She needs help

  63. Brenda Burch on July 8th, 2020 8:55 am

    Think is a really sad strong!

  64. Barbara Agerton on July 8th, 2020 8:52 am

    I agree with Nick n Kim

  65. PJ on July 8th, 2020 8:03 am

    How much ramen did this woman eat?!? $2 will buy you an entire case of the stuff

  66. Bill O on July 8th, 2020 8:00 am

    Wow, good think she didn’t have bacon and eggs.. maybe she’d have NO BOND.

  67. Dale on July 8th, 2020 7:55 am

    Burglars know that if they enter a dwelling to commit a crime, the intent must be formed prior to entering. That’s why, if she decides to steal something, the charges will be trespassing and theft. Both misdemeanors. If she gets caught, she can plead that she was hungry and wanted food. The theft was so she can sell the item to get more food. Other excuses may be, I had to use the bathroom, or I was tired and wanted a place to sleep. That’s why most burglary victims find a mess in the kitchen, even where the burglar relieved himself on the floor. They’re providing defense evidence. Career criminals know that. If the burglar has felonious intent prior to entering, it changes from a trespass to a burglary, which is a felony. In this case, she can claim a mistaken address.

  68. Nick n Kim on July 8th, 2020 7:50 am

    They should of talked to her and fed her…she was I’m sure starving. What has happened to Our Godly people? I’m sure if she was given a good talking to she would if never returned to eat unless she was invited by the good people that kept her from starving to death.

  69. Rasheed Jackson on July 8th, 2020 6:32 am

    $10500 bond for a cup of soup, now That’s some soup.

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