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Apparently folks in North Carolina don’t play about overdue library books, because they just threw Tika Sumpter’s momma in the slammer.  Yes, you read that right. According to Sumpter, her mother, Janice Acquista, was arrested and taken into custody in Johnston County, N.C., on Monday over a $10 late fee for a library book!

The Haves & The Have Nots star sounded off on Twitter about the ordeal, and of course she was PISSED! “Make sure you turn in your library books North Carolina!” the 36-year-old actress tweeted. “My mom was just arrested for having a late fee of 10 dollars on an overdue book!”

Apparently in North Carolina there is a law that says you can be arrested for overdue books from the library. In fact, North Carolina isn’t the only state with this type of law. Texas, Michigan and Wisconsin reportedly have similar laws.

Sumpter, however, did not agree. “An overdue book should NEVER result in a warrant. This is a legal scam,” she continued.

Fans started tweeting the Southside With You actress in utter shock and disbelief. “Yup treated like a criminal for a late fee of 10 dollars for over due books from the library. Libraries now put out warrants. #Ncgov”

And if that wasn’t enough, her mother actually turned the book in a while back, but someone never put it in the system. Luckily, her mom was released unharmed.

She tweeted, “She’s out now. Every cop at the jail thought it was absolutely ridiculous. They couldn’t even believe it. Smh #ncgov”

 

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  1. Gia

    November 20, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    Im so sorry that happened to yoyr mother. Flowers Plantation is full of 10 cents millionaires and Johnston County needs to evolve.

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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