US woman jailed over a video rented in 2005

By Kirstin Buick
19 February 2014

We've all turned in a DVD or video late from time to time - OK, not 9 years late, but still - who would've imaged this was cause for arrest?

We've all turned in a DVD or video late from time to time – okay, not 9 years late, but still – who would've imaged this was cause for arrest?

This is exactly what happened to South Carolina's Kayla Finley (27), who rented a video of JLo's Monster-in-Law when she was 18.

After failing to return it the disgruntled video shop owner marched off t0 the Pickens County magistrate and a warrant for Kayla's arrest was issued.

Kayla was supposedly sent a number of letters instructing her to turn herself in to the police, which she denies. She was caught when she went to the police station to report a crime herself. A policeman taking down her details noticed the warrant for Kayla's arrest.

She was held in jail overnight and eventually released with a $2 000 (R21 735) personal recognisance bond.

"It’s obvious that Pickens County has nothing better to do," Kayla fumed to Fox News. "I fully intend on fighting this, it’s ridiculous I had this happen to me."

Even more bizarrely –  the video shop isn't even open any more.

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, foxcarolina.com, metro.co.uk

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