North Carolina Man Arrested For Not Returning a VHS Tape -- 14 Years Later



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CONCORD, N. C. — A man pulled over in a routine traffic stop found himself behind bars over a long-overdue copy of the Tom Green comedy “Freddy Got Fingered.”

The North Carolina man, James Meyers, was pulled over for a broken brake light. When the Concord, NC officers ran a check on his driver’s license it showed an outstanding warrant for a movie he had rented and failed to return — in 2002.
“The guy brings me to the back of the car and he goes: ‘Sir, I don’t know how to tell you this, but there’s a warrant out for your arrest from 2002. Apparently you rented a movie, ‘Freddy Got Fingered,’ and you never returned it,'” he recounted the officers telling him in a video posted to YouTube.

That’s what my local law enforcement officers are up to,” he says in the video. “They’re not out here catching heroin dealers.”
He was handcuffed before being taken into the magistrate’s office, according to a local media report.