Teresa Culpepper called the police one morning to report that her truck had been stolen. When police she was arrested for charges of aggravated assault allegedly committed by another woman named Teresa. Placed in Fulton County Jail, Teresa was eventually released when police realized their mistake… 53 days later.
It’s amistake that could happen to anybody really. Well, no, not at all. According to Culpepper’s attorney, Ashleigh Merchant the fact that she was mistaken for the other woman at all is completely befuddling. “Her birth date didn’t match. Her address didn’t match. Her description didn’t match. Other than the name Teresa, nothing matched.”
Police are looking into the matter trying to determine just how someone could be that stupid as to arrest the completely wrong person for no reason whatsoever. Culpepper meanwhile is naturally considering a lawsuit.
(Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)