Twilight Fan Arrested After 'Filming' Robert Pattinson

A Twilight fan is facing three-years in jail for using her camera at a birthday party inside a cinema screening of the film.

Samantha Tumpach, 22, was jailed for two nights in Chicago, after security staff saw her using her point-and-shoot camera inside the cinema during a screening of Twilight: New Moon.

Tumpach was at the cinema on Saturday celebrating her sister's surprise 29th birthday with friends.

She admitted to police there were small snippets - less than three minutes - of the film on her camera but claims she was just documenting the party and not trying to make a copy of the film.

Tumpach was pulled out of the cinema when a worker saw her recording video during the movie.
She was charged with one count of criminal use of a motion picture exhibition - a serious charged aimed at people who are attempting to bootleg films.

"It was a big thing over nothing," Tumpach said.

"We were just messing around. Everyone is so surprised it got this far." Managers from the theatre contacted police who examined the small digital camera.

Police spokesman Frank Siciliano said: "Officers found that Tumpach had taped two very short segments of the movie - no more than four minutes total."

Cinema managers, however, insisted on pressing charges.

Tumpach was jailed for two nights until she could appear in court on Monday, where a judge ordered her released on bail.

She plans to fight the charge in court because she said she did nothing wrong - and did not attempt to secretly tape the film.


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Comment by Alejandra on December 5, 2009 at 4:57pm
Damn ! I would do anytihing for Twilight !
but this....
Comment by Chelsea Hoadley on December 5, 2009 at 5:40pm
ppl r wierd i took pics when i waz there and nobody did nuthin cuz like half the theatre waz doin it
Comment by Gaby on December 5, 2009 at 7:15pm
That sucks! Wat's she gonna film with a digital camera? maybe 20 mins the most? she should not go to jail!
Comment by iisha on December 6, 2009 at 11:41am
OMG! Poor poor!
Comment by Alice Silver Muff(: on December 6, 2009 at 12:38pm
wow i cant believe it im speachless,, poor girl
Comment by Hayley Pattinson (: on December 6, 2009 at 12:38pm
Comment by tasha on December 6, 2009 at 12:39pm
complete craziness! i can see if she had the whole movie on her camera but 4 minutes? I think its a lil bit exagerrated! 2 nights in jail? Wow!
Comment by Maxine on December 6, 2009 at 12:40pm
I think she deserved it. There is clearly a rule against filming in cinemas, there is even an advert just before every movie to remind people. It isn't a big thing out of nothing, its a criminal offence. She had it coming.
Comment by VampGirly on December 6, 2009 at 1:02pm
I read this lat week, I am very surprises the Theater pressed charges, I mean come on dont the courts have better things to do? ummm Like maybe arrest the crazy ass Paparazzi who are reckless when taking pictures of the cast? follow them around and harras them? Just a thought.
Comment by Twilove on December 6, 2009 at 1:07pm
This is ridiculous! Yes she should have gotten in trouble, but to take things to court is over the top. They should have just made her delete it in front of them and apologize or give her a fee to pay!


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