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Friday, March 25, 2016

Man arrested for not returning VHS tape he rented 14 years ago

A North Carolina man, James Meyers Jr., a single dad, says he was arrested for not returning a videotape cassette tape he rented 14 years ago.

Meyers said he was driving his 10-year-old daughter to school at around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday when police pulled him over for a broken brake light.

Meyers gave the police officers his driver’s license and was shocked when they said there was a warrant out for his arrest for not returning a VHS rental, the title of the movie was "Freddy Got Fingered," from 2002, he said.

Meyers told ABC News yesterday:
"They were chitchatting with me and talking about how ridiculous this is, then they arrested me". "Because I had my daughter in the car and we were on the way to school they said that I could take my daughter to school and go to work and then find a babysitter, and then come into the police and turn myself in."
According to a police news statement, the arrest warrant had been issued on Feb. 28, 2002.
So after he dropped his daughter off at school and found a baby sitter to watch her after school, he went to the police station and turned himself in. There he was processed at the Concord Police Department on a charge of "failure to return hired property" before being transferred to Cabarrus County Jail, where he was released on a written promise.

Meyers, who is a drum and bass musician, said he had never been arrested before said:
"They took my belt, I was trying to hold my pants up while trying to sign papers,” he said. “It was very embarrassing." 
"It scared my daughter,” he said. “She thought I was going to jail for a bad brake light."
Meyers rented the VHS from J&J Video in Salisbury, North Carolina, according to police. "The store has been closed for about 10 years now, if I'm not mistaken,” he said.

Meyers said Tom Green, the writer, director and star of "Freddy Got Fingered," reached out to him from his stand-up comedy tour in Australia when he heard the news, he said Green also tweeted about his 2001 action-comedy film: "I just saw this and I am struggling to believe it is real."

He said:
"Tom Green called and started singing to me on the other end of the phone. He said not to worry, and he can help anyway he can, and please keep in contact with him and keep him updated".
"He was so cool, he was a class act. It made me feel a lot better because of all the stress that is going on."
Meyers, who said he has no idea what became of the tape, is scheduled to appear in court next month.


Source:ABC News

29 comments:

KING KONG said...

I like this

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Why is he complaining? A crime is a crime,even 80yrs later.

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

14 years lon lon

Ohiren's Zone said...

Laughing Out Loud!!!.

ijeoma(DAVIDO'S P.A) said...

Hahahhaa funny

kayode odusanya said...

I didn't know you could get arrested for not returning a movie to a video club. Na wa o!



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Amos Mohammed said...

Hmmmmmmm na wao

christiana christiana said...

Lol.haba 14 yrs ago

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Wilheminna Moses said...

But oga why u no return am naa? IBU onye oshi?

Ivy Godspower said...

Say wat?









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Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Nothing wey dis Oyibo people no go arrest themselves for o! Dats like 14yrs ago. #Funny.

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Adenike Bamigboye said...

Lol

Bonita Bislam said...

Loool I so luv that clime.I've gotta return this film I borrowed too lol

oluwakemi adeyemi said...

WHAT!

cynthia kama said...

Lol,you can imagine! Cassette not even a CD.







Okbye.

hrm paul ojeih said...

I will be damned.14 years ago.This guys don't joke with their laws

Abdulmalik Amodu said...

He did well by turning himself to the police.

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Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Can you imagine because of tape nawaooo

Juliet Iwuno said...

Oyinbo people eh! Linda take note!

Biutiful genie said...

Yes now,na people like him cause the shop to close down. Omase o .loooool

Jamila Shaibu said...

Na wa ooo

Damolia De Best said...

Make naija Police learn from their System . ..




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Mimiebrown said...

Lol

Pearlie said...

Whites ehn!!
They don't take things lightly at all

Vivian Reginalds said...

Hehe na porn b dt?
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Ifechukwu Chioke said...

This one na crime??? More Instagram followers for you

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Hehehe...oyibo sef

PrettyChi said...

Arrested kwa? Linda na true??

Black Belle said...

Why did he not return it? It's someone's business

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