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 Posted: Sun Mar 27th, 2016 07:53 am
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The law caught up with a wanted man on the streets of North Carolina this week.
The man, James Meyers, was driving his 10-year-old daughter to school in Concord, northeast of Charlotte, when a police car pulled him over for a broken brake light.
But when the officer ran his license, he confronted him with an older crime, from 14 years ago. “Sir, I don’t know how to tell you this,” the officer began. Mr. Meyers had a 2002 warrant out for his arrest for failing to return a VHS movie rental of “Freddy Got Fingered.”
“I just laughed,” Mr. Meyers, 37, recalled.
The officer let Mr. Meyers go and told him to show up later at the police station, where officers took him to a magistrate’s office, patted him down and put him in handcuffs.
The story of Mr. Meyers’s ordeal has gained wide attention, spreading from a YouTube video he posted to a local broadcaster and, finally, ricocheting around the world on social media.


Fueling the fascination are the quaint technology involved in the crime — a VHS tape, the bulky cassette that seems like such a distant memory in the age of Netflix — and the choice of movie. Of all the films to be handcuffed over, “Freddy Got Fingered” is arguably among the most awkward.
Starring the gross-out comedian Tom Green at the height of his fame, the movie was viciously panned by critics. Some called it among the worst movies ever made. It has, nonetheless, garnered a cult following.
In an interview, Mr. Green said he also laughed when he heard about Mr. Meyers’s case.
“It is just kind of ridiculous all around,” he said. “I think the fact that the movie was ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ just makes it funnier for some reason. I don’t know why.”
Mr. Meyers, a caterer who also performs as a dance music D.J. under the name Mad Influence, said he had no idea what happened to the VHS tape, but he does remember watching it and laughing hysterically.
Lawyers say arrests for overdue rentals are rare, but cases have been reported in several states, among them ColoradoWisconsinTexas andSouth Carolina.


In 2012, a woman in New Mexico was arrested in front of her five children and accused of failing to return a “Twilight” DVD set and book to a library. She later won a settlement of $7,500 because the city had failed to properly notify her about a summons, her lawyer, Eric Dixon, said.
“Arresting people for these petty issues” clogs up the criminal courts, Mr. Dixon said. Such cases should be decriminalized and handled like traffic tickets in civil court, he said.
Mr. Meyers was ordered to appear in court on April 27 to answer the charge of “failure to return rental property,” a misdemeanor. His lawyer, Adam Seifer, said Mr. Meyers’s worst-case scenario would be probation and a fine.
But the charge would be tough to prove, Mr. Seifer added. The video store, J&J’s Video in Salisbury, has closed, and the tape is missing. Further, the state must show that Mr. Meyers intended to steal the tape, and there is no evidence of that, Mr. Seifer said.
Mr. Meyers said he rewatched “Freddy Got Fingered” on Wednesday. About 1:30 a.m., his phone rang. On the other end was a voice re-enacting one of the most famous scenes from the movie, when Freddy ties sausages to his fingers and chants, “Daddy, would you like some sausage.”
“I instantly knew who it was,“ Mr. Meyers said. “I almost died.”
Mr. Green, who is on a comedy tour in Australia, told Mr. Meyers he would help with any fees related to the case.










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well shit, I wonder if I have warrants for unreturned blockbuster DVD's I rented years ago and when I went to return them, the blockbuster in my town had a closed sign on it and it was converted to a subway 2 months later.

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I think it's fucking hilarious that Tom Green called him and offered to pay his legal bills!



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Superstar wrote: I think it's fucking hilarious that Tom Green called him and offered to pay his legal bills!
Most publicity Tom Green has gotten in more than a decade.  Hard to believe how hot he was a couple of years there from 1999-2001.



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I cant even recall what made Tom Green famous myself

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mike3775 wrote: I cant even recall what made Tom Green famous myself
The Bum Song, I believe. 



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cookie32723 wrote: mike3775 wrote: I cant even recall what made Tom Green famous myself
The Bum Song, I believe.
man that doesn't even ring a bell.  I really have no interest in googling it either. 

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mike3775 wrote: cookie32723 wrote: mike3775 wrote: I cant even recall what made Tom Green famous myself
The Bum Song, I believe.
man that doesn't even ring a bell.  I really have no interest in googling it either. 

Tom Green was famous before that.  He got popular for his comedy in Canada (fucking Canada) and wound up with an MTV show that surprised many by being really big hit for a couple of years.  He would do a little goofy stand-up and mainly do hidden camera and man-on-the-street skits making fun of people and get nearly beat up on a nightly basis.  At the height of his popularity, he made that "Bum Song" which became a huge cult hit and had everyone request it for Total Request Live, but TRL was a total scam and didn't really play requests (it wasn't even really live), so MTV was pretty embarrassed.  Then he married Drew Barrymore and got testicular cancer, but slowly his career faded before he made his comeback. 

Believe it or not, he actually first made a name for himself in Canada as part of a legit rap group before he started focusing more on his comedy and parody songs.  They were nominated for a Juno award, which shows you how hard it is to get a Juno nomination.

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Green was always playing pranks on people, including his parents.Here's the famous slutmobile episode.




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Sucking milk from a cow's utter raised his profile Immensely, as I recall.

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Sucking milk from a cow's utter raised his profile Immensely, as I recall.

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Ahh ok, he is an MTV star, I quit watching MTV in 1992.

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