Mother Of Five Jailed For Overdue Twilight Items
The Twilight Saga: New Moon DVD and Twilight novel were due back at the library on Oct. 5, 2010.
A New Mexico woman was arrested earlier this month for not returning $35.98 worth of library materials which she'd checked out in 2010. Is there anything in the library that's worth spending a night in jail? In her case, yes. Blame it on the Twilight franchise.
According to library records, Lori Teel checked out "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," DVD movie, and the book, "Twilight." The due date was Oct. 5, 2010.
Teel, a mother of five children, was visited by police officers for a separate occurrence, as they an assault charge levied against her husband. While investigating, they uncovered the little matter that Teel had a warrant issued for her stemming from the past due library items.
Teel was promptly arrested, and released the following morning on $610 bond, according to The Albuquerque Journal.
The besmirched Twilight reader's arrest warrant was mailed to her childhood residence, which could explain why she wasn't aware that she was in deep doo. Even though her charges were dismissed on Monday, Teel plans to file legal action against Portales and Roosevelt County officials for her arrest.
The lesson here? Don't mess with the public library. When you say you're going to return something you borrowed - do it.