"Yeah, 'Freddy Got Fingered,"said a flabbergasted Meyersin aFacebook video. "They just served the warrant 14 years later."
Meyers, who was stopped for a broken tail lightwith his daughter in the car, said that the police were cordial with him and instead of arresting him on the spot, allowed him to come to the police station to be arrested.
The Concord Police Department also showed Meyers the arrest warrant on the spot, which stemmed from a civil suit that was processed criminally. Meyers must now show up to court in April, 2016 to defend himself against misdemeanor failure to return rental property.The movie store, J and J's Video, is no longer in business.
"That's what my local police department and law makers are up to. They're not here catching heroin dealers. They're chasing people for movie rentals from places that don't even exist anymore," reacted an incredulous Meyers. "That blows my mind."
Part of the surprise of this story is the obscurity and surreality of the movie involved.
"This movie doesn't scrape the bottom of the barrel. This movie isn't the bottom of the barrel. ... This movie doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence with barrels," quipped famed film critic, Roger Ebert, of the film.
"I just saw this and I am struggling to believe it is real," tweeted Tom Green, star of the movie, who offered to help Meyers pay for the legal fees.