Chicago Woman Could Get 3 Years for Taping 3 Minutes of ‘Twilight: New Moon’

NewMoonDAN ROZEK reports in the Chicago Sun-Times:

Taping three minutes of “Twilight: New Moon” during a visit to a Rosemont movie theater landed Samantha Tumpach in a jail cell for two nights.

Now, the 22-year-old Chicago woman faces up to three years in prison after being charged with a rarely invoked felony designed to prevent movie patrons from recording hot new movies and selling bootleg copies.

But Tumpach insisted Wednesday that’s not what she was doing — she was actually taping parts of her sister’s surprise birthday party celebrated at the Muvico Theater in Rosemont.

While she acknowledged there are short bits of the movie on her digital camera, there are other images that have nothing to do with the new film — including she and a few other family members singing “Happy Birthday” to her 29-year-old sister at the theater.

“It was a big thing over nothing,” Tumpach said of her Saturday afternoon arrest. “We were just messing around. Everyone is so surprised it got this far.”

Read More: Chicago Sun-Times

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  • Kevin

    she should get 3 years just for SEEING new moon….

    • ZombieKicker

      She should have jerked off to Jar Jar Binks like you did, eh? Thanks, Mr. Taste Patrol.

  • Gregory

    What a maroon. What an ultra-maroon. I don't know what's sillier. Bringing i a video camera into a movie theater or trying to say you didn't realize it was wrong in the first place.

    Give her 30 years. She hasn't produced offspring yet has she? Any kids she has gets 30 years too. Ve must cleanze ze gene pools of ze skum. Ya!

    • GregorySuxBalls

      You're retarded. We know you don't have kids, 'cause no woman would spread her legs for you.

  • ZombieKicker

    Why she handed her phone to anyone without a search warrant is beyond me. No warrant, no nothing… Fucking pigs. I hope she beats that minimum wage theater employee upside the head with a tire iron when all this is over.

  • 5by5

    Next up, the copyright weenies who own the song “Happy Birthday” will be suing her for singing that.

    Seriously, this crap is getting ridiculous. People need to start asserting their Fair Use rights.

  • 5by5

    Next up, the copyright weenies who own the song “Happy Birthday” will be suing her for singing that.

    Seriously, this crap is getting ridiculous. People need to start asserting their Fair Use rights.

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