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'Monster-in-Law' Arrest

Woman Jailed

For Overdue Video Rental

2/15/2014 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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An out-of-business video store in South Carolina just taught a former customer a very hard lesson -- DON'T BAIL ON RETURNING VIDEOS OR YOU'LL BE ARRESTED!!!!!

Kayla Finley was arrested Thursday when she visited the Pickens County Sheriff's Office on an unrelated matter ... and according to reports cops discovered she had a nearly 10-year-old warrant.

Turns out Kayla allegedly rented "Monster-in-Law" from Dalton Video in 2005 but never returned it ... so the store owner got the police involved before going out of business.

It's unclear when Dalton Video went out of business ... but cops say they've been trying to get in touch with her about the warrant for years and never heard back.

Kayla swore she never got a notice -- but was hauled off to jail anyway ... and released a few hours later on bond.

The charge she's facing: "failure to return rented video cassette."

Fun Fact: "Monster-in-Law" has a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


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It's very unfortunate, but the real crime was renting a Jennifer Lopez movie!

248 days ago


wow and yet we let abusers, druggy's and illegals continue to come back into the country

248 days ago

kitten roulaine    

That's just ridiculous. If the owner wanted to exact some sort of justice he/she could have filed a small claims suit. Who still had vcr's in 2005 anyway!!

248 days ago


Just one more southern state I never plan on visiting.

248 days ago


Netflix and On Demand killed the video stores.

But honestly, she was jailed for this? Youd think theyd write her up for a court appearance to appear later not actually arrest her.

248 days ago

Wow ...    

Why didn't they just charge her for replacement? Outrageous. Our courts have enough to deal with, like real crimes and criminals.

248 days ago


That's what you GET for not switching over to DVD's like everyone else by 2005

248 days ago


The owner of the video store should be totally embarrassed. They don't even make Vcr tapes anymore. Thank god she was white. If she was black she may have gotten the death penalty, lol

248 days ago

Raymond Madigan    

The same **** happened to me years ago. I live in SC and didn't return some movies and got to spend a night in jail and pay a bunch of fines.

248 days ago


What a waste of resources! Even law enforcement should be embarrased over this.

248 days ago


This is ridiculous. The warrant is 10 years old and the video store is closed. The police and owner of the store is so wrong. The police should have never arrested her for that BS. People are getting killed and robbed and they go after someone for a VHS tape.

248 days ago

Just Steve    

And im pretty sure they chose to arrest or over that guy they cought selling dope. Typical

248 days ago


Isn't watching that movie punishment enough

248 days ago


There is no such thing as "debtors prison" any longer. (Unless its's the IRS) This is a joke. The owed movie value should have been reported on her credit report, end of story. I hope she gets a lawyer and sues the judge who approved this warrant. Unbelievable.

248 days ago


Waste of resources! The owner of that video store should be ashamed for getting the police involved and the judge that approved that warrant should be thrown off the bench. What a bunch of idiots.

248 days ago
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