A DJ named Mad Influence was arrested for not returning a Blockbuster VHS 14 years ago
He rented Freddy Got Fingered in 2002.
Not gonna lie, this is scaring me a bit. Who knows how many Blockbuster rentals I have laying around from when I was a stupid 10-year-old? How much jail time can I get by hiding a VHS copy of A Bug's Life from my Mum? or that copy of Toy Story 2 that I hid under my bed? The answer is probably not a lot, but it can still catch up with you, exhibited perfectly by a dude from North Carolina who was arrested the other week for failing to return a VHS copy of Tom Green classic Freddy Got Fingered he rented out in 2002, some 14 years ago now.
It happened when the individual, known as DJ Mad Influence (you can't make this stuff up), was pulled over for a broken brake light en route to his daughter’s school, where when scanning his license for previous convictions, it was found that he had a warrant out for his arrest in relation to the missing VHS copy. He was then ordered to drop his daughter off and then head to the police station, where he was arrested for the incident. Starring Tom Green at the height of his fame, the movie was pretty badly reviewed by critics, with many calling it among the worst movies ever made (which set it up for a large, cult following, à la Sharknado or Drop Dead Fred!).
Speaking after the incident, he said he re-watched Freddy Got Fingered on Wednesday when his phone rang. On the other end was Tom Green re-enacting one of the most famous scenes from the movie, when Freddy ties sausages to his fingers and chants, "Daddy, would you like some sausage.", which sounds like a pretty freaking weird thing to say on the phone without any context, but anyways.
[Update] One internet news savvy reader (S/O Kawree Coreyson), did point out that Tom Green has seen this, but he too is in disbelief with regards to how dumb it is:
I just saw this and I am struggling to believe it is real. https://t.co/GrTXoUj29X— Tom Green (@tomgreenlive) March 24, 2016
H/T: Hunter Valley News