Charlize Theron and Sean Penn were enjoying a morning picnic at Vasquez Rocks in Santa Clarita, CA, when a female hiker noticed that the actress's son, Jackson, was screaming. The hiker called the police and accused the A-list pair of possibly ill-treating the 2-year-old.
The woman then went on to try to film Jackson, causing Theron to ask her to go away. Police soon arrived only to realize that the boy had been put in a time-out and he was throwing a tantrum. Law enforcement concluded that no harm was done, and no action was taken. It turns out the entire situation was a huge misunderstanding, leading us to wonder: has such a series of events ever prevented you from disciplining your kids in public?