Did you forget to return some videotapes that you rented in the early 2000s? You might think you're safe from being caught now that your local Blockbuster is closed, empty and shuttered, but you are probably wrong. Just this week, a North Carolina man was arrested for never returning a copy of Freddy Got Fingered that he took out in 2002.
That's all the way back when the first My Big Fat Greek Wedding was in theaters!
The man in question, James Meyers, barely remembers renting the VHS tape of the Tom Green comedy and is flabbergasted that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest all this time. He was discovered and taken into custody after being pulled over for a busted tail light.
Here's a video of Meyers telling his tale:
This isn't the first time we've heard of something like this happening. Two years ago, we posted a story of a woman in South Carolina who was arrested for never returning a copy of Monster-in-Law rented in 2005. The charges in that case were dropped, though. The video store involved was long out of business, and that's also the case with Meyers' story.
If Meyers is convicted of his misdemeanor, he could owe a fine of $200. But he won't have to pay it. Green found out about the story and has already declared he'll cover the expenses on principle and out of gratitude to a fan of his much-panned movie. See the comedian talk about Meyers, whom he also called on the phone regarding the matter, in an Australian news program:
We chat to Tom Green about social media, koalas & the man who was arrested for not returning a VHS of 'Freddy Got Fingered'! #TheProjectTV
Posted by The Project on Thursday, March 24, 2016