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S.C. woman jailed over unreturned "Monster-In-Law" VHS

Actress Jane Fonda in 2005's "Monster-in-Law" CBS News

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. - The critically panned comedy “Monster-in-Law” is still causing viewers anguish nine years since its release after a South Carolina woman was arrested last week for failing to return her rented VHS copy of the film.

Kayla Finley, 27, of Pickens County, spent a night in jail for not returning the Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda movie about a woman meeting her future mother-in-law, which she rented in 2005.

According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Creed Hashe, Finley rented the movie from the now-defunct Dalton Videos. When she failed to take it back, the owner took out a warrant against the woman. She was arrested last week, years after the warrant had been issued, while at the sheriff’s office for an unrelated reason.

Hashe says Finley had been sent several certified letters about the warrant preceding the arrest.

Hopefully this serves as a cautionary tale to anyone thinking of renting “Monster-in-Law” in the future.


  • Crimesider Staff

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