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Woman arrested for failing to return rented J-Lo movie

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PICKENS, South Carolina (WHNS) – A Pickens, SC woman has been arrested and charged after deputies said she failed to return a Jennifer Lopez movie she rented in 2005.

Kayla Michelle Finley, 27, has been charged with failure to return a rented video cassette, according to the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

According to warrants Finely rented “Monster-In-Law” from Dalton Video, which is no longer in business, in 2005 and the tape was not returned within 72 hours.

Finley was sent letters to return the video several times but never responded, according to the warrant.

A certified warrant was sent to the woman on Sept. 12, 2005.

Finely was arrested on Thursday after a record check showed the offense.

Warrants said the tape had a value of less than $1,000.


  • athynz

    1) When did this Dalton Video go out of business? 2) Who is behind this now? 3) Who will be getting the money for this – the former store owner and his/her family or the locality?

      • athynz

        Oh how cute – a troll using my first name… The questions are quite relevant and it’s only a simple minded fool that would disregard such questions. So can YOU answer those questions or are you as simple minded of a fool as your comment suggests?

  • Vastly Amused

    She was arrested on the outstanding warrant. I doubt if it actually goes to trial, or any further than a request to pay whoever the successor to the video store is for the cost of a replacement DVD.
    What’s unusual is that apparently SC allows what is almost certainly a civil issue (failing to return a rental video) to be treated as a criminal matter. That might make sense if the rented item is high-value (car, furniture, electronics, etc), but a $10 dvd???

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