Atlanta (CNN) -- When Teresa Culpepper called Atlanta police to report her car stolen, the last thing she expected was to land behind bars for 53 days in a case of mistaken identity.
Mistaken for a woman of the same first name who was wanted on a battery charge, Culpepper is now trying to return her life to normal after the ordeal cost her home and her car. Her attorney said none of it would have happened if police had followed basic procedures.
"This is something that should not have ever happened. It is nuts," said attorney Ashleigh Merchant.
While police did not return calls to CNN about Culpepper, the district attorney has determined that she was the wrong person arrested.
Culpepper's saga started August 21, whe she called police to report that her car was stolen, Merchant said. An officer took information from her, but never filed a re
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