Handcuffed for the Love of ‘Twilight’

(PCM) There’s just something about pasty, sparkling vampires that make teenagers, and in some cases full-fledged adults, go crazy. In the latest news about Twilight fans gone crazy, a fan found herself  locked up behind bars for neglecting to return her borrowed vampire material. Lori Teel, a New Mexico resident, was recently arrested when she did not return a Twilight novel and DVD she checked out of the Portales public library. Teel was charged $35.98 for taking out the first book in the series as well as the two-disc DVD set of Thw Twilight Saga: New Moon.  The initial transaction took place in 2010, although Tel claims that she does not remember checking out either item. After failing to return the borrowed material, Teel was summoned to appear in court but never showed up. Her actions led to a warrant for her arrest and Teel was cuffed in front of her five children. “Honestly, it was awful,” Teel told the Albuquerque Journal about her brief stint in jail. The Twihard spent a night in the Roosevelt County Detention Center and was released the next morning on $610 bond. “For me, it was very awful because I have never been in trouble for anything in my life,” she said. “My 3-year-old is traumatized over it. She will not leave my side.” Luckily for other New Mexico natives who happen to be fans of vampire fiction, the Portales library has replaced Teel’s missing copy of Twilight, but the New Moon DVDs have yet to be found.