Man arrested for failing to return VHS tape after 14 years

The man was pulled over by police for a faulty brake light when the arrest warrant was discovered

A man has been arrested for failing to return a VHS tape to the shop he rented it from for 14 years.

James Meyers, from Concord, North Carolina, was pulled over by police for a faulty brake light when the outstanding arrest warrant was discovered.

Meyers described the event by saying “The guy brings me to the back of the car and goes: ‘Sir, I don’t know how to tell you this but there’s a warrant for your arrest from 2002.'”

“‘Apparently you rented a movie – Freddy Got Fingered – and you never returned it.'”

According to The Telegraph, the video belonged to a family-run store in Kannapolis that is no longer in business.

Police officers allowed Meyers to drive his daughter to school and then go to work, but had to present himself at the police department later that day. When he arrived, he was placed in handcuffs and arrested.

He is scheduled to appear at the local magistrate’s court on April 27.