To generation Z, also known as Centennials, VHS tapes might sound like something really really old. A vintage tool from back in the day. But it wasn’t so long ago we used to watch movies on VHS tapes.
There were even places where you used to go to rent one or two and watch them in a friend’s house with some microwave popcorn -which you also got in the video rental store. Satellite TV and the arrival of TV online razed VHS tapes.
Slowly, video rental stores and all the idea of a VHS movie disappeared. So, what happens if you had rented a VHS movie and when you went to turn it back in, the store was closed? Well, this is exactly what happened to a woman who was charged with a felony for not returning a VHS tape from two decades ago.
The Teenage Witch Felony
Twenty years ago, Caron McBride, used to live in Oklahoma. Then moved to Texas, where she lives today. Recently, Caron received not-so-good news: she has been charged with a felony for not returning a VHS tape from two decades ago.
She found out about her charges when she visited Cleveland County to change her name following her marriage. “I thought I was gonna have a heart attack,” Caron said.
Caron is facing a felony embezzlement charge for not returning “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” to Movie Place, a movie rental store in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1999. Sadly, Movie Place went out of business in 2008.
The Irresponsible Roomie
The worst part is that Caron doesn’t even recall renting that movie. As she stated “I have never watched that show in my entire life. Just not my cup of tea.” She believes it may have been her old roommate since he had two kids, 8 and 10 years old, and he might have rented it under her name and never returned it.
Caron now understands the reason she may have been let go from different jobs over the past twenty years. It might have been the felony charge showing up on her background checks. “I’m a wanted felon”, she said.
Fortunately, the charges were dropped by the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office and now Caron needs to get her case expunged in order to clear her record.