James Meyers, 37,
of Concord, was driving his daughter to school when he was
pulled over by police for a broken brake light, according to a
video Meyers posted on YouTube on Tuesday.
Meyers said officers ran his driver's license and told him he
had an outstanding arrest warrant for not returning a movie to
J&J Video in Salisbury, North Carolina.
"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 a movie, "Freddy
Got Fingered" and you never returned it,'" Meyers said in the
video, appearing dumbfounded.
The Concord Police Department confirmed the arrest in a
statement on Thursday, saying the warrant was issued February
28, 2002 by the now closed video store and signed by a
Police said instead of arresting Meyers at the scene, they
allowed him to go to the police department later in the day to
be served the warrant.
Police then took Meyers in handcuffs to the Cabarrus County
Magistrates Office. He is required to appear in court on a
misdemeanor charge of failure to return hired property, police
Meyers is scheduled to appear in court April 27, local media
reported. Meyers could not be reached for comment on Thursday.
Comedian Tom Green, star of the 2001 film "Freddy Got Fingered,"
tweeted on Wednesday night: "I just saw this and I am struggling
to believe it is real."
(Reporting by Justin Madden in Chicago; Editing by Curtis
Skinner and Cynthia Osterman)
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