WTH? You Won't Believe Why Tika Sumpter's Mother Was Arrested in North Carolina

WTH? You Won't Believe Why Tika Sumpter's Mother Was Arrested in North Carolina

This is beyond insane.

Published 2 weeks ago

Tika Sumpter shared some shocking news on social media last night.

The actress revealed that her mother, a retired corrections officer with no criminal record, was arrested in North Carolina... over $10 in overdue library books. Sumpter took to Twitter to share the insane story.

Sumpter blasted the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield in Smithfield, North Carolina, over the incident, calling it a "legal scam" and even extracting a political message — pay attention to your local elected officials as much as you do your president:

Thankfully, Tika's mom was released without much further ado — and we hope the library dropped the fine, too. But nobody should be treated like this in the United States of America. SMH.

Watch Tika get political talking about playing first lady Michelle Obama in our exclusive interview, above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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