Warrants… Why they Suck 101:  While Driving his Daughter to School a Single Dad gets Arrested on 14 year old NoCar Theft Warrant issued for failure to Return a VHS Tape of “Freddy got Fingered”… Scroll down to read more!

Meet James Meyers, 37 year old single father, musician, author… fugitive?

James may also be the only person who ever watched “Freddy Got Fingered”…

But even if other folks did watch the movie James is likely the only viewer who was ever directly contacted by the flick’s, er, star”, Tom Green…

I don’t know what a call from Tom Green is worth but I’m pretty sure that the value is far less than having a warrant served on you during a routine traffic stop while you are driving your year old daughter to school…

The incident began in 2002 when James rented a VHS copy of “Freddy Got Fingered” from J&J’s Video in Kannapolis, a business which went out of business years ago. Fast forward to Tuesday morning, March 22, 2016, when James was pulled over while driving his daughter to school.  James was kept on the roadside by a Concord, NC Police Officer for 20 minutes before ordering him to exit his car.  James reported that his daughter was terrified and had been “bug-eyed” in the back of the vehicle as she asked her father if he was going to be arrested.  Per James: “‘(The officer) said ‘Sir, I don’t know how to tell you this, but you rented a movie in 2002, Freddy Got Fingered and there’s a civil suit they processed as a criminal case and we’re here to take you to jail.”  The cops were kind enough to permit James to take his daughter to school but ordered him to return to the police station immediately afterward, which he did.  

James arrived at the Concord PD where he was handcuffed, booked and advised of a Court date for failure to return rental property, a Class 3 misdemeanor in NoCar (which  carries a fine of up to $200).  Not surprisingly James was unhappy about the incident and so he called out the system as he took to social media saying:  “That’s what my local police force are up to. They are chasing people for movie rentals that don’t even exist any more. This is what my tax dollars pay for.  Good job NC, your incompetent institution never ceases to amaze me.”  And James’ social media rant did not go unnoticed…

Tom Green, a Canadian comic and the “star” of Freddy got Fingered saw news of James’ arrest and Tweeted:  “I just saw this and I am struggling to believe it is real.” At that time Green was on out tour in Australia yet he managed to get a hold of James and personally apologize for the arrest after renting his cult movie.  The 44-year-old comedian reportedly promised to put in a good word with the court and has even offered to help out with legal fees saying “If it’s 200 bucks of course I’ll pay it for him, just for the principle of the thing.”  
While James remains furious about his arrest he reportedly said the incident had not dulled his love for the movie that started it all.  In fact he reportedly re-watched the goofball comedy after his arrest, and although the medium was not reported I;m betting that it was not on VHS…

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