Man arrested for not returning VHS rental 14 years later


#1

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#2

Citizens, rejoice. The law was upheld, the perpetrator got caught and arrested and will no more pose danger to the innocent VHS tapes.

Any negligence has to be punished.


#3

In an unsurprising twist the man had previously been arrested for the crime of actually wanting to watch Freddy Got Fingered.


#4

If he actually watched the movie, I think he’s been punished enough. I consider that worse than realizing you’re a bad parent and an irresponsible gun owner by getting shot in the back by your own kid.


#5

Coming in 2017, the squeal to Freddy Got Fingered: Jimmy Gets Fingerprinted


#6

There’s no statute of limitations on this?


#7

Whatever the silliness here, the officers did a fine job of letting him turn himself in later in the day.


#8

It’s an awful movie, but it should not be criminal to rent it.

Do they have fashion police in Concord, NC also?


#9

and they didn’t even taze him. Medals for everyone!


#10

Also, did this store not have a credit card on file? Every VHS I ever rented was backed by an agreement that they would charge me for the movie if it was not returned.


#11

Not right away. But then it turned out that he also didn’t follow the “be kind, rewind” rule…


#12

I’d think that not being able to rent VHS tapes for the last 14 years… since 2002! is punishment enough.


#13

“What you in for?”

“Failing to turn in a VHS rental in 2002”

“No. What are you really in for?”

“Really.”


#14

“Littering… and creating a nuisance”

(The Group W Bench)


#15

If you are going to get arrested for failure to return a VHS tape, then it better be Freddy Got Fingered. Gotta maximize the WTF.


#16

And in 2021, the final chapter of this epic trilogy, in which our career criminal finally gets put to the electric chair.

Freddy Got Electric Bungalooed


#17

Well, that’s the needle for him, then.


#18

Having been to Concord … no, they most certainly do not.


#19

A misdemeanor for not rewinding was added to the charges.


#20

You beat me to it!