You Might Be a Felon If You Have Decades-Old Overdue VHS Tapes
I can't believe this story is real but a lady in Texas just found out she a felony warrant out on her arrest for, get this, having an overdue VHS tape from twenty-one (21) years ago!
For sure I thought Caron McBride's story was pulled straight from headlines of fake news sites like The Onion or a satire tale from The Spoof, but nope! It's a real harrowing tale of life. Caron was a wanted felon in Norman, Oklahoma, where she used to live. This crime wasn't listed her record as a slight misdemeanor, they labeled her a straight-up F-E-L-O-N. She says it stopped her from getting great jobs she applied for in the past and she had no idea why. Now she does. I could not even imagine how I'd feel if I found out I had been accused of something like that!
So why was Caron accused of embezzling VHS tapes, to begin with? Well, what had happened was...
In 2000, her boyfriend at the time, unbeknownst to Caron, had rented Sabrina the Teenage Witch and never brought it back. Carol was deemed a criminal guilty of federal EMBEZZLEMENT. Sabrina the Teenage Witch The Movie was not and will never be capable of worthiness to send somebody to the slammer, I don't care how funny that black cat and 'nem were! If anybody should be arrested it should be Caron's ex-boyfriend, who had questionable taste in made-for-tv movies, amirite?
Caron isn't the only person charged with felonies for forgetting to return those stupid VHS tapes, others have found out the hard way that they, too, have a warrant out for their arrest over "rented property". Yikes.
Lucky for Caron, the prosecutors dismissed the charges but you might not get so lucky! It might even be a good idea to check up on your own personal rap sheet to see if there are any warrants out for YOUR arrest. It would suck to get pulled over for an improper lane change or what have you, and then get arrested over VHS tapes! Fortunately, in Washington state, this wouldn't be considered a felony unless your overdue fees had jumped to over $750. It would then be classified as a Class C felony and you could be sentenced to up to 5 years in the pen and a fine of up to $10,000! DAYANNNNG!!!
Click here for info on the Yakima County District Warrant Recall program. Cities within the district include Grandview Municipal Court, Union Gap Municipal Court, and the Yakima County District Court. Be quick about it though because the program only lasts a few months beginning with this month of April!
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