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VHS rental jail time: Behind bars, $2,000 bond for not returning 2005 JLo movie

Woman jailed for not returning movie: $2,000 fine and behind bars for 2005 video
Woman jailed for not returning movie: $2,000 fine and behind bars for 2005 video
USA Today

VHS rental jail time for a woman who did not return the 2005 Jennifer Lopez "Monster-In-Law" movie will teach her never to go to a sheriff's office again to report a crime. Instead of being able to report a crime, she ended up being charged with one -- not returning a VHS rental. The woman who forgot to return the 2005 movie was charged with the misdemeanor of petty larceny and ended up spending the night behind bars in the Pickens County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina. After a judge issued a $2,000 personal recognizance bond, the woman was released, reported USA Today on Feb. 15, 2014.

In 2005, 27-year-old Kayla Michelle Finley rented the VHS movie “Monster-In-Law,” starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, from Dalton Video.

When she forgot to return the movie and did not respond to several letters sent to her about having to return the video tape, the owner of Dalton Video went to the Pickens County magistrate and had an arrest warrant issued.

Reportedly, on Thursday, Finley had gone to the Pickens County Jail (which is located in the northwestern tip of South Carolina) in order to report “an unspecified crime.” Instead of reporting a crime, however, she ended up getting charged with one -- not having returned a rental video.

In regard to her VHS rental jail time and the alleged crime that she committed, the 27-year-old woman says that she will fight the charges since she never received the letters that the Dalton video owner claims to have sent. Kayla Michelle Finley told Fox Carolina that she will fight. She said: "It's obvious that Pickens County has nothing better to do."