SC woman jailed after failing to return video rental
PICKENS, S.C. — A South Carolina woman has been arrested, charged and thrown in jail after being accused of failing to return a video.
FOX Carolina reported that Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, of Pickens, went to the Pickens County Jail Thursday to report an unspecified crime – but instead was charged with one.
The suspect spent a night in jail this week after being accused of renting the romantic comedy “Monster-in-Law” starring Jennifer Lopez back in 2005. But she allegedly failed to return it to Dalton Video, which has since closed.
The store’s former owner, P.J. Dalton, had taken the matter to court nine years ago and gotten a judge to issue a warrant.
The matter remained a cold case until Thursday, when a records check performed at the jail turned up the summons.
Finley reportedly was mailed several warnings by Dalton, and then finally documentation of the court action. But she now claims she never received any of the correspondence, according to her warrant.
Finley is charged with petite larceny, and more specifically, the charge of, “failure to return a video or cassette.”
The charge is a misdemeanor. Police said they had no choice but to serve the warrant for her arrest.
Source: FOX Carolina