Megan 'Monster' Hawkins Of The Netflix Show 'Jailbirds' Is Back Behind Bars: Cops

Police say they arrested Megan Hawkins after she tried to use a stolen ID in a bank and someone recognized her from the series.

May 21, 2019
Mug shot of Megan Hawkins [Elk Grove Police Department]

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Mug shot of Megan Hawkins [Elk Grove Police Department]

By: Mike McPadden

ELK GROVE, CA —Megan “Monster” Hawkins, whose life inside Sacramento County Jail was documented on the Netflix series Jailbirds, has reportedly been put back behind bars, according to law-enforcement authorities.

The Elk Grove Police Department reported that, on Monday, a female suspect in a local bank had attempted to open a checking and savings account with stolen identification. Someone in the bank reportedly recognized the woman as “Monster” from Jailbirds, and an employee dialed 911.

Responders said they caught up to Megan Hawkins, 29, not far from the bank and that they determined the car she had been driving had allegedly been reported stolen. In addition, according to the police, officers searched the car and said they found more credit cards in other people’s names.

Elk Grove officers said they arrested Hawkins and booked her on charges that include possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of personal identifying information, and a probation violation.

Jail records indicate that Hawkins is being held on $55,000 bail in Sacramento County Jail — the very facility where Jailbirds was filmed.

While on Jailbirds, Hawkins was reportedly serving a sentence for grand-theft auto, check fraud, and drug violations. She became a popular cast member online, best known for her modified tongue, which is split in two. On Jailbirds, Hawkins demonstrates how she can move each tongue-half independently of the other.

Authorities say Hawkins is next due back in court on Tuesday.

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