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 subsequently taken to the magistrate”s office and handcuffed. He was charged with failure to return rental property, a misdemeanor, and faces a fine of up to $200.
In an interview with the Australian TV show The Project, Tom Green, the film”s writer, director and star, said that he has since called Meyers and even offered to pay the $200 fine.
The 2002 movie was critically panned and “won” five Razzies (Worst Screenplay, Worst Actor, Worst Director, Worst Screen Couple and Worst Picture). It was also nominated for Worst Picture of the Decade, losing out to Battlefield Earth.