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SC Woman Jailed For Failing To Return VHS Tape She Rented In 2005

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A South Carolina woman spent the night in jail for failing to return a video tape she rented in 2005 – from a store that is now out of business. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

A South Carolina woman spent the night in jail for failing to return a video tape she rented in 2005 – from a store that is now out of business. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

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Pickens County, S.C. (CBS CHARLOTTE) – A South Carolina woman spent the night in jail for failing to return a video tape she rented in 2005 – from a store that is now out of business.

Kayla Michelle Finley of Pickens County spent a night in jail last week for failing to return the VHS tape of “Monster-in-Law,” a critically panned 2005 comedy starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda about a feud between a potential daughter and mother-in-law, WYFF-TV reports. The now-defunct Dalton Videos store owner went to a county magistrate years ago when the VHS was not returned, and an arrest warrant was issued for Finley to turn herself into authorities.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Creed Hashe  said that on Thursday Finley was at the Sheriff’s Office on an unrelated matter, when the active warrant was discovered by local authorities. Hashe told WYFF that several certified letters asking to turn herself in were never given response by Finley over the years.

Finley, 27, was arrested and spent the night in jail on a misdemeanor charge of failure to return a rented video cassette.

A judge released her on a $2,000 personal recognizance bond on Friday morning.

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