(ANTIMEDIA) A North Carolina man was recently arrested for failing to return a VHS copy of Freddy Got Fingered that he rented from a local mom & pop video rental store in 2002. James Meyers is charged with failure to return rental property to J&J’s Rental — a business which has since closed. The offense is a misdemeanor punishable by a penalty of up to $200.
Thanks to an nonworking taillight, Meyers was pulled over while driving his daughter to school.
“The officer said, ‘I don’t know how to tell you this but there’s a warrant out for your arrest from 2002. Apparently you rented the movie Freddy Got Fingered and never returned it.’ I thought he was joking,” Meyers stated to local Charlotte news station WSOCTV.
The officer permitted Meyers to drop his child off and continue on to work as long as he agreed to turn himself in at the courthouse by the end of the day.
Following through on his word, Meyers appeared at the courthouse within a few hours, expecting the needless situation to be quickly resolved. Much to his shock, he was arrested instead.