ELK GROVE — Megan “Monster” Hawkins, one of the inmates profiled in the Netflix docuseries “Jailbirds,” is back behind bars.
Hawkins was arrested Friday after police in Elk Grove say they got a call about some suspicious behavior at a bank on Bruceville Road. Investigators said a woman was in the branch trying to open a checking and savings account with an identification card that wasn’t in her name.
A witness recognized her as Hawkins, police said.
“I can’t go into a store without someone being like, ‘Oh my God, Monster,’ or like, ‘You’re the girl from ‘Jailbirds,'” Hawkins told FOX40.
Hawkins left before police arrived, officials said, but she was found nearby.
Police say Hawkins drove to the bank in a car that had been reported stolen. Inside the car was a number of credit cards in different people’s names, according to investigators.
She told FOX40 that the wallets belonged to friends.
“Those are my friends’ who’d left their wallet in the car,” Hawkins said. “I didn’t steal anybody’s car. The girl said I could have the car.”
Hawkins was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail, where “Jailbirds” was shot, on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of personal information and probation violation.
“So much for, like, trying to get my head straight and get everything in my life in order to go down the right path. Now, I’m kicked back again,” Hawkins said.
While Hawkins knows her stardom from Jailbirds helped land her back behind bars, she doesn’t have any regrets.
“You don’t know how many people have emailed me saying, ‘You’re an inspiration,’ ‘I’ve been in the same spot,’ or ‘I’m going through the same things, you give me hope,'” she said. “I would never, ever, ever … I wouldn’t regret that.”