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(TMZ)   Woman arrested for renting the Jennifer Lopez movie 'Monster-in-Law' and failing to return it. Honestly, I would have thought just renting it would be some kind of criminal offense   (tmz.com) divider line 25
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2014-02-17 08:46:44 AM
No, you'd think  returning it would be the offensive part.
 
2014-02-17 08:47:02 AM
Patrick Bateman would never have this problem.
 
2014-02-17 08:50:23 AM
South Carolina tag?

/Computers never forget, serfs.
 
2014-02-17 08:51:39 AM
That sounds like a civil matter, how did the video store owner get it turned into a criminal matter?
 
2014-02-17 08:51:57 AM
Unless netflix dvd plan, renting any movie should be criminal offense.
 
2014-02-17 08:53:30 AM
Somehow you've all managed to get it wrong.

The initial rental was the handed down sentence for punishment.
 
2014-02-17 08:53:31 AM
You'd think outstanding late fees would be something sold to debt collection agencies after putting an no limit clause in the rental agreement.
 
2014-02-17 08:54:53 AM

ILoveBurritos: That sounds like a civil matter, how did the video store owner get it turned into a criminal matter?


Theft? *shrugs* Dunno.

But the real punishment here is that now everyone knows she rented that movie.
 
2014-02-17 09:00:46 AM
In other news, people still rent movies.
 
2014-02-17 09:10:03 AM
Was the dumbass too busy laughing?

What cop, prosecuter and judge could possibly justify such a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money?  This is the kind of idiocy that makes me want to slap people.
 
2014-02-17 09:11:07 AM
*prosecutor...

...dammit
 
2014-02-17 09:23:20 AM

Literally Addicted: What cop, prosecuter and judge could possibly justify such a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money? This is the kind of idiocy that makes me want to slap people.


Small SC town.
How much you want to wager the store owner is the local sheriff's brother-in-law (and cousin)?
 
2014-02-17 09:27:24 AM

brimed03: ILoveBurritos: That sounds like a civil matter, how did the video store owner get it turned into a criminal matter?

Theft? *shrugs* Dunno.

But the real punishment here is that now everyone knows she rented that movie.


More likely small claims court, she'd moved, no show ruling against her, a few more months and no payment, since again, she moved and had no clue, tada warrant for 'contempt of court' the brand new one-size-fits-all debtor's prison.
 
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2014-02-17 09:31:09 AM

ILoveBurritos: That sounds like a civil matter, how did the video store owner get it turned into a criminal matter?


More importantly is that it happened 10 years ago. I call bs.
 
2014-02-17 09:49:52 AM
She watched Monster-in-Law. Hasn't she suffered enough?
 
2014-02-17 10:17:34 AM
Amazingly in most of the US this would never happen. In the shiathole states that have the the most people incarcerated this happens every farking day. Let's just see where SC ranks. Oh, 9th worst in the US based on incarceration rates? Almost as if they enjoy for profit prisons down there. Either that or they are just too farking ignorant to know better.
 
2014-02-17 10:29:45 AM
Huh? I thought wearing an itchy red sweater was the only penalty for that...
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2014-02-17 10:59:34 AM

ReverendJasen: Literally Addicted: What cop, prosecuter and judge could possibly justify such a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money? This is the kind of idiocy that makes me want to slap people.

Small SC town.
How much you want to wager the store owner is the local sheriff's brother-in-law (and cousin and uncle and nephew and brother)?


FTFY
 
2014-02-17 11:05:06 AM

HMS_Blinkin: No, you'd think  returning it would be the offensive part.


it would, had she returned it she would have been eligible for the death penalty
 
2014-02-17 11:32:46 AM
She shows up at court, there is no plaintiff so the charges are dropped. But she probably still gets whacked with "court costs" of a few hundred dollars
 
2014-02-17 12:23:47 PM

Sudlow: She shows up at court, there is no plaintiff so the charges are dropped. But she probably still gets whacked with "court costs" of a few hundred dollars


DING! DING!
 
2014-02-17 12:43:35 PM
Was on a long road trip when my sister decided to play that. Can't describe the horror.
 
2014-02-17 05:19:21 PM

Bslim: Sudlow: She shows up at court, there is no plaintiff so the charges are dropped. But she probably still gets whacked with "court costs" of a few hundred dollars

DING! DING!


DONG! DONG!

If she showed up back when the court case was held, the shop owner would have shown up because the business was still around back then.  But, to correct everyone's outrage...she wasn't arrested for failing to return a video, she was arrested for failure to appear to court after being officially served with papers.  The funny part is, she was 16 at the time of the rental and a minor does not have the capacity to enter into a contract so the case would probably have been dropped right then and there.
 
2014-02-17 05:59:29 PM

LowbrowDeluxe: brimed03: ILoveBurritos: That sounds like a civil matter, how did the video store owner get it turned into a criminal matter?

Theft? *shrugs* Dunno.

But the real punishment here is that now everyone knows she rented that movie.

More likely small claims court, she'd moved, no show ruling against her, a few more months and no payment, since again, she moved and had no clue, tada warrant for 'contempt of court' the brand new one-size-fits-all debtor's prison.


It could still fall under theft charges.  Just because someone had permission to leave with your property, doesn't mean it cannot be a theft charge for not returning it.  My dad once had put out an arrest warrant out on a former friend after the guy didn't return with his car.  When facing grand theft auto charges, it is real amazing how fast the car came back.  The guy had it for months, pretty much totaled it from the abuse he did to it.  The engine, suspension and interior was completely shot.
 
2014-02-18 01:57:06 PM
My wife insisted that we watch that over the hotel's pay-per-view on our honeymoon.
Talk about a marriage that was doomed from the start...
 
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