Man arrested for not returning 'Freddy Got Fingered' VHS rental 14 years ago

Man arrested for not returning 'Freddy Got Fingered' VHS, 14 years later

A man has been arrested in North Carolina for not returning a "Freddy Got Fingered" VHS rental 14 years ago.

According to WSOC News, James Meyers is charged with failure to return rental property, which is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200.

Although the rental store in Kannapolis has since closed, Meyers still has to show up in court on April 27.

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According to Meyers, he was driving his daughter to school on Concord Parkway Tuesday when a police officer pulled him over for a broken tail-light. After running his license, the officer asked Meyers 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,'" Meyers recalled of the encounter. "'Apparently you rented the movie 'Freddy Got Fingered' and never returned it.' I thought he was joking."

Driving his daughter to school and turning himself in, he thought everything would be resolved quickly -- instead, he was arrested and taken to the magistrate's office.

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The 2001 comedy starred Tom Green, and follows a cartoonist returning home to live with his parents.

Green got wind of the arrest and tweeted, "I just saw this and I am struggling to believe it is real."

According to the New York Daily News, Green called Meyers on Wednesday night and offered to put in a good word with the court of pay the fine.

The Concord Police Department has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment.

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