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The phrase "victimless crime" is used to describe something that is technically against the law, but ultimately harms nobody. Here we have a case where the only victim of a crime ended up being the guy who committed it in the first place. Last week we reported on a man who was arrested for having a VHS tape that was 14 years overdue. Luckily, the man now has the star of that movie backing him up. James Myers was pulled over last Tuesday for a broken taillight and ended up being arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to return rental property. The property in question was a VHS tape of the Tom Green film, Freddy Got Fingered which Myers had rented from a video store in 2002. Readers under the age of 25 may need to google the phrase "video store" in order to follow the rest of this. Writer, and star »
Sadly, video rental stores have mostly become a thing of the past as viewers have taken to using streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, or various video on demand services, to bring entertainment into their home. But even with video stores extinct, that’s not stopping one man from having his day, and potentially his criminal […]
The post Wtf: ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ VHS Rental Is 14 Years Late, Gets North Carolina Man Arrested appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
You probably have never even heard of the 2001 Tom Green film Freddy Got Fingered, which was a comedy so disliked that Roger Ebert gave it a zero-star review back in the day. The film is considered a classic to comedy lovers, but has largely dissipated from public consciousness. James Meyers Jr. was one of the many who had […]
- Jenny C Lu
Did you forget to return some video tapes 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...
- Christopher Campbell
In a story that really should have the headline “Man Arrested 14 Years Too Late For Renting Horrible Film,” a Concord, N.C. man was charged with failure to return a long overdue VHS copy of Freddy Got Fingered to a local video store. Wsoc-tv is reporting that James Meyers was pulled over by police March 23 for what was originally a faulty tail light. After the cops ran his information through the system, they asked Meyers to step out of his vehicle. That's when the story gets weird. “The guy brings me to the back of the car and he goes, ‘Sir, 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 you never returned it…and we’re here to take you to jail’.” Meyers recounted. According to the network, Meyers was »
- David Eckstein
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...
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No, this is not some hilarious stunt being pulled by funny man Tom Green to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his cult comedy, Freddy Got Fingered. A North Carolina man really was arrested for not returning a VHS copy of Freddy Got Fingered after 15 years. James Meyers is now facing a court date for keeping the rented movie out over its due date. And the story has certainly caught the attention of comedian Tom Green, who may end up paying the man's fine.
James Meyers confirmed that he was pulled over this past Tuesday morning for driving with a broken taillight. When the cops ran his license, it came back that there was a warrant out for his arrest. His crime? Failure to return rental property, which is a Class 3 misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200. The cops who pulled the 27-year-old-man over were nice enough to let »
A man has been arrested in North Carolina for allegedly failing to return a VHS tape he'd rented nearly 15 years ago, People confirms. On Tuesday, James Meyers, 37, was pulled over by police as he was taking his daughter to school, according to court documents. Officers ran his license and learned an active warrant had been issued for Meyers's arrest. After dropping off his daughter, Meyers turned himself in to police and was booked on a single charge: failure to return rented property. In late 2001, Meyers allegedly rented a copy of the universally panned Tom Green film Freddy Got Fingered. Since it was released, »
- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment
Sometimes you feel like you should just post the headline and then call it a day. What else is there to say? In one of the most bizarre stories that we have ever covered, a man in North Carolina was recently arrested because of a VHS copy of the Tom Green (and we use this term loosely) comedy Freddy Got Fingered that he once rented. What.s even crazier is that the guy wasn.t arrested because he rented it, which we could understand, but rather because he never returned it. In 2002 James Myers rented Freddy Got Fingered from his local J&J Video store. For whatever reason, Myers never returned the video tape. Cut to 14 years later and Myers is pulled over for a bad brake light by the local police. His name and license are run, which is standard practice, only to find an outstanding warrant for the »
James Meyers, 37, of Concord, North Carolina apparently rented the movie on VHS in 2002 and never returned it. It's now 2016, and he was just arrested and charged with failure to return rental property, after cops pulled him over for a busted tail-light. Let no one say the local police are not thorough!
According to Wscotv news, the misdemeanor comes with a fine of up to $200. Meyers now has to go to court on April 27 to answer the charge, even though the rental store itself closed down.
The whole story is absurd, but it's also a lot funnier than "Freddy Got Fingered." Meyers told the news station that he was driving his daughter to school when a Concord Pd officer pulled him over for the busted tail-light. Then things got weird. The »
- Gina Carbone
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. Also Read: 'Pawn Stars' Arrest: Chumlee Had Lots of Pot, Guns and a Dance Pole, Report Says According to Meyers, he was driving his daughter to school on Concord Parkway Tuesday when a police officer pulled him. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The only person in Hollywood that ever set out to make a bad picture, Jerry Warren didn’t care for rehearsals, multiple takes or allowing an actor to develop a character; you simply prodded your cast onto the set and rolled camera. Told by a colleague to “Do something good for a change” he responded: “Why? People aren’t interested in anything good. They don’t know and they don’t care.”
Warren’s self-stated credo was “just give them garbage” which with the likes of Teenage Zombies (1959) and Terror Of The Blood Hunters (1962), he did. His films were so insufferable, in fact, that even his own financial backers wondered what they’d gotten themselves into.
When the lights went up on a screening of 1966’s The Wild World of Batwoman (whose title caused Warner Bros to sue), Warren had to deal with a group of dumbfounded investors. »
- Ian Watson
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