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Posted: March 23, 2016

Man arrested for not returning VHS rental 14 years ago



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A man says a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to return a 2002 VHS rental of a Tom Green movie.

James Meyers said he was driving Tuesday morning when a Concord police officer pulled him over for a light that was out.

Meyers said the officer ran his license and that is when he said the officer asked him to step out of the vehicle.

The officer showed Meyers the arrest warrant and then let him go only if he promised to turn himself in, according to Meyers.

Later that day, Meyers said he went to the Police Department where he was arrested.

Meyers said officers were nice and professional to him. 

They released him afterward.

The warrant shows Meyers is charged with failure to return rental property, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $200.

Meyers has an April 27 court date.

Tom Green responded to the story on Twitter:

On Wednesday night, Meyers received a call from Green.

The 44-year-old comedian told the Daily News that he could put in a good word with the court or even help out financially as long as the outcome doesn’t involve an outrageous sum.

“If it’s 200 bucks of course I’ll pay it for him, just for the principle of the thing,” Green said.

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