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PSA: You can apparently still lose jobs and get arrested for an overdue VHS rental

PSA: You can apparently still lose jobs and get arrested for an overdue VHS rental

Ever mysteriously lost a job opportunity? Did they treat you like a criminal? Better check to see if your family forgot to return a VHS tape 22 years ago!

As utterly ridiculous as that sounds, it’s apparently the true story of Texas woman Caron McBride, who had a warrant out for her arrest in Oklahoma for felony embezzlement — all because a movie store thought she rented a copy of Sabrina and the Teenage Witch in 1999 and never bothered to bring it back. Never mind that the store in question (“Movie Place”) closed in 2008, or that VHS is such a dated tech that even the last Japanese manufacturer finally stopped producing the players five years back.

McBride told local Fox News affiliate KOKH (via Gizmodo) that she had no idea this tape…

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