Mother of Hollywood actress arrested for $10 library fine

The mother of a Hollywood actress literally got the book thrown at her. Her alleged crime, an overdue book.

Tika Sumpter, famous for her role on Gossip Girl, took to Twitter after her mother was arrested for owing a library fine of $10.

Sumpter said "An overdue book should NEVER result in a warrant, this is a legal scam."

And for the record, the book had already been returned, but never put back in the system.

Her mother was quickly released after a $500 bond was paid.

The arrest took place in Johnston County, North Carolina.

Sumpter added "Every cop at the jail thought it was ridiculous."

The Smithfield Library, where the fine was due, says they were not responsible for the warrant.

The sheriff's office said she was arrested because the check she used to pay the fine bounced and she never made good on the payment afterward.

By the way, Sumpter's mother, Janice Acquista is a retired corrections officer.

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1. The Weeknd -- The "Can't Feel My Face" singer was arrested on Jan. 10 for allegedly punching a police officer who attempted to break up a fight between The Weeknd and other individuals inside the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas. He was able to avoid jail time by pleading no contest. A judge ordered him to pay $1,000, complete anger management lessons and an alcohol evaluation and do 50 hours of community service.

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2. Suge Knight -- The Death Row Records founder was allegedly involved in a fatal hit and run in Compton, California on Jan. 29, and was arrested for murder after turning himself in at 3 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 30. He pleaded innocent, and in March, he collapsed in court after a judge set his bail at $25 million.

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3. Ricardo Medina Jr. -- The former Power Rangers actor was arrested on Feb. 1 on suspicion of allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword. No charges against Medina were ever filed, and the actor was released on Feb. 3.

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5. Vanilla Ice -- The 47-year-old former rapper, whose real name is Robert VanWinkle, was arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft on Feb. 18 for allegedly stealing numerous items such as bicycles, a pool heater, a couch and a mattress from a foreclosed home. He accepted a community service plea deal in April, which allowed him to avoid prosecution.

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11. Mark Salling -- The former Glee star was arrested on Dec. 29 on charge of felony possession of child pornography. His representative had no comment on the matter.

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12. Bill Cosby -- The 78-year-old comedian appeared in court on Dec. 30 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, where he was formally arraigned on one charge of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby's passport was turned over and his bail was set at $1 million. He posted $100,000 (10 percent of the bail, as required) and was released. This is the first criminal charge against Cosby, after more than 50 women have accused him of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them. He has denied all wrongdoing.

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