WSOCTV- CONCORD, N.C. —A Concord man was arrested for failing to return a 2002 VHS rental movie, “Freddy Got Fingered.”
James Meyers showed Channel 9 the arrest warrant Wednesday. It shows Meyers is charged with failure to return rental property, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200. The charged had not been dismissed as of Wednesday afternoon…
The rental store in Salisbury, J&J’s Video, has since closed, but Meyers was still given an April 27 court date for failing to return the gross-out comedy about a cartoonist returning home to live with his parents.
Meyers said he was driving his daughter to school on Concord Parkway Tuesday morning when a Concord police officer pulled him over for a tail-light that was out.
Meyers said the officer ran his license and approximately 25 minutes later asked him to step out of the vehicle.
“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,” said Meyers.
If I own a video store, you can have just about any movie in my store without returning it, and I’d just have to chalk it up to a loss. Nothing you can do about it. Except for one. “Freddy Got Fingered.” An instant classic. Still in high demand after all these years. And on VHS no less. Invaluable. Can’t put a price on it. It’s the ultimate collector’s item.
Hopefully this guy gets the firing squad, he deserves it.