"Free Kayla": Charges dropped against VHS scofflaw in S.C.

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

PICKENS, S.C. - The owner of a now-closed video store in South Carolina has decided to drop charges against a woman accused of failing to return a movie nearly a decade ago.

Pickens County sheriff's deputies said the owner decided to not pursue the charge because of the media attention that 27-year-old Kayla Finley's arrest received.

Finley rented a VHS copy of the movie "Monster-in-Law," starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez, from Dalton Videos in 2005 and never returned it. The owner took out a warrant against Finley, and she was arrested last week when she was at the sheriff's office for something else and the "VHS warrant" was found. Finley spent the night in jail before she was released.