A woman was arrested for a 9 year old video rental after reporting unrelated crime to police
By John Vibes
SOUTH CAROLINA (INTELLIHUB) — Any time where you interact with a police officer, things have the possibility of escalating very quickly. Before you know it you could end up in a cage, assaulted, or even killed just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is why it is always better to try to solve problems outside of the legal and punishment system, because things always have a very high potential to take a turn for the worst.
This week a South Carolina woman spent a night in jail after police arrested her for failing to return a Jennifer Lopez movie she rented nine years ago.
WHNS reported that victim Kayla Michelle Finley went to the Pickens County Jail in the northwestern tip of the state Thursday to report an unspecified crime, but instead got charged with one herself after they ran her name through their database and realized she had a warrant for not returning a VHS 9 years ago.
“It’s obvious that Pickens County has nothing better to do,” Finley told WHNS. “I fully intend on fighting this, it’s ridiculous I had this happen to me,” she said.