Skip to comments.Deputies: Pickens woman charged 9 years after failing to return J.Lo movie
Posted on 02/15/2014 11:22:01 AM PST by Dallas59
A Pickens woman has been arrested and charged after deputies said she failed to return a Jennifer Lopez movie she rented in 2005.
Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, has been charged with failure to return a rented video cassette, according to the Pickens County Sheriff's Office.
According to warrants Finely rented Monster-In-Law from Dalton Video, which is no longer in business, in 2005 and the tape was not returned within 72 hours.
Finley was sent letters to return the video several times but never responded, according to the warrant. It also said a certified warrant was sent to the woman on Sept. 12, 2005.
Finley denied ever getting those warnings, and said she would fight the charges.
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If the company is out of business why don’t they just charge her for the cost of the video and be done with it? Waste of taxpayer money to arrest, jail, go to court with her.
Didn’t video rental companies used to require a deposit against loss/theft/damage?
Shouldn’t she also be charged with renting a JLo movie?
I wonder if she still owns a VCR?
What is VCR?
I hate these threads. And I don’t know what’s worse about them, the “outrage,” or the way the press gins it up.
She was maybe 18 when she rented it, depending on her birth date. Maybe she wasn’t even legally liable. Stupid to charge her, IMO.
Isn’t there a statute of limitations on petty theft?
Well it was a J Lo movie, she should be charged on that basis alone.
Is there a statute of limitations?
If it’s 10 years, you can sort of see the point.
Arrested for an obsolete vhs video from a store that’s no longer in business.
This is the stupidity of our crazy criminal justice system. Notice nothing was done about her original complaint brought to the police either.
Hope she doesn’t have any overdue library books. Probably a capital crime.
“Isnt there a statute of limitations on petty theft?”
Probably a limitation on filing charges. She has had a warrant since 05 though
Sounds like they should have had the SWAT Team serve a no knock warrant on her.
Like I said, I hate these threads.
I remember being harassed by a video store for not returning a movie. Problem was, I did return it! Through the return slot. No way to prove I had. I refused to pay for it.
Whats a VCR?.....In this case...Very Costly Rental
I’ll take that as a reminder that I should shoplift from Best Buy. /s
I wonder who she p*ssed off?