In 2001, a man in South Carolina traveled to the city of Kannapolis and rented a VHS tape of one of the strangest movies of all time. In 2016, that rental got him arrested by the police. He didn’t rob the store or anything; he just never returned the movie and now he faces legal repercussions. James Meyers was arrested over a 15-year-old VHS rental that was never returned.
Turns out, not returning rental property is a misdemeanor in South Carolina, and Meyers faces a fine up to $200. Of course, he was also handcuffed and booked by police when he turned himself in at the station. To the credit of the cops, they allowed Meyers to finish taking his daughter to school before he was taken into custody over the warrant issued in 2002. The fact that the place who owned the VHS tape, J&J’s Video, has been closed for quite some time doesn’t matter to the state, but there is one big star lending his name to Meyers’ case: Tom Green.
“If it’s 200 bucks of course I’ll pay it for him, just for the principle of the thing,” said the comedian and star of Freddy Got Fingered. “I don’t even think that it would have been as strange of a story if it had been another movie.”
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