Sunday 25 September 2016

Man arrested for failing to return VHS tape rented in 2002

Published 24/03/2016 | 21:21

The man was arrested for failing to return a video tape
The man was arrested for failing to return a video tape

A North Carolina man has said he was arrested for failing to return a VHS tape that he rented in 2002.

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James Meyers said he was driving his daughter to school on Tuesday when a police officer pulled him over for a defective tail light.

He said the officer told him there was a warrant out for his arrest from 2002, because Meyers had rented the movie Freddy Got Fingered starring Tom Green and never returned it.

Meyers said the officer let him take his daughter to school and go to work, as long as he promised to turn himself in to the police department later that day.

Meyers showed media outlets the arrest warrant on Wednesday. He was booked on a charge of failure to return rental property.

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