Tika Sumpter recently tweeted a piece of advice for North Carolina residents: “make sure you turn in your library books!”
Sumpter’s mother, Janice Acquista, was recently arrested in the Tarheel state due to, the actress claimed, a $10 balance for an overdue library book. The actress recalled the ordeal in a series of tweets.
After her followers questioned if her tweets were a part of a joke, the “Southside With You” actress reiterated that the library placed a warrant for her 65-year-old mother’s arrest. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office told Page Six that Acquista was arrested on Monday for a bad check, though it’s unclear if the check was related to an overdue book.
The Huffington Post reached out to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office for additional comment and will update the post accordingly.