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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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31.

Sparky    

Since the cops knew the establishment went out of business, why did they arrest her on a warrant that was ten years old? Wouldn't the statute of limitations apply here? Sounds to me like she may be able to sue for false arrest, if I were the owner of the defunct video store, I'd get a lawyer and fast. I'd sue the cops too.

188 days ago
32.

PokeFangirl    

Seriously? An overdue video, aren't you just suppose to send the person a bill and if they don't reply charge their bank accounts or something?

188 days ago
33.

joe300    

Ridiculous...police suck....catch a real criminal. Oh you can't I forgot.

188 days ago
34.

Brad    

The owner of that video store should be arrested for wasting the tax payers money. And the police should be completely embarassed.

188 days ago
35.

Sherron    

Waste of tax payers money!!

188 days ago
36.

MattShine    

Surely she did the general public a great service by preventing anyone else watching that terrible movie?

Should have given her a medal...

188 days ago
37.

tgrfan42069    

i live in sc..sadly that is how most of the small towns are down here.cops sit around with radar setting up speed traps or focus on **** like this

188 days ago
38.

chelchel    

Wow, the copes really need to fine something to do. Come to Oakland, Ca and do some real work.

188 days ago
39.

Brian    

So dumb. Why would anyone even get a warrant for a dumb unreturned video? That's not a police crime. They should have been told to take her to court. I'm sure ten years was past the statute of limitations anyway.

188 days ago
40.

OK    

So Bieber can drag race drunk and egg houses and do drugs and walk around scott free and this woman doesn't return a video and ends up in the slammer?

188 days ago
41.

tadaa    

SC must be going thru some tough economics to approve arrest warrants on ****in video. They look pretty stupid

188 days ago
42.

Cooper    

This has Gloria Allred written all over it.

188 days ago
43.

kuz    

Not a celebrity

188 days ago
44.

vernonb46    

Damn there big bust made national news what a waste of tax money...........

188 days ago
45.

KunteKinte    

Of course this happens in the South. It's like another country down there.

188 days ago
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