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Old 04-25-2021, 11:59 PM   #1
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In a case that would have made Officer Javert proud, a woman in the US suddenly found out she was a wanted felon for the crime of...


...not returning a videotape rented from a store on Oklahoma in 2000:


Woman charged and sacked from job after not returning video rental more than two decades ago --

https://7news.com.au/entertainment/v...ntal-c-2680264


A few things occur to me...


1. She says she was let go from several jobs, quite possibly due to the outstanding felony warrant; it seems odd that none of those employers would even ask her for her side of te story before sacking her;

2. Given how many different sort of legal functions (driver's license renewals, passport application, pre-employment screening, etc.) tend to require at least a cursory scan of a person's legal status, it seems odd the matter hasn't come up in the past two decades;

3. Oklahoma must really have some exceedingly stringent standards regarding the classification of crimes; it is stated in the displayed OK legal document that the value of the tape was USD $58.59; in almost all states, a felony property crime charge is not leveled unless the value of the property is in excess of ~ USD $500 or more, with the general cutoff of at least USD $1,000; anything under the cutoff is usually a misdemeanor and is often handled via a civil suit rather than criminal action; OK must really be an über law and order state...


Well, I'm off to get rid of that copy of Beetlejuice I "forgot" to return in 1989...




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Well, I'm off to get rid of that copy of Beetlejuice I "forgot" to return in 1989...

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She would be well advised to get that case expunged from her record at the earliest opportunity.
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She may be able to get this expunged as that statute was repealed in 2002


§21-1464. Repealed by Laws 2002, c. 460, § 44, eff. Nov. 1, 2002
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She may be able to get this expunged as that statute was repealed in 2002


§21-1464. Repealed by Laws 2002, c. 460, § 44, eff. Nov. 1, 2002
It can't make up for 20 years of lost opportunities because of a felony record she didn't even know about. And with identity theft so prevalent now, it should be easy for you to look up your own records of there are any charges you're not aware of. Especially since, in the US, most court systems could care less if they put you in jail or someone else - just as long as they get convictions
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When I used to rent DvDs, I never rewound them. I figured that was the job for the next guy.


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They have electric DVD re-winders?
Mine was pedal powered!


But it was better then the old DVD re-winder I had.
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You can rewind a video tape but a DVD??
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You can rewind a video tape but a DVD??
If it's on the internet it must be true and there are many homepage where you can purchase a DVD-Rewinder.

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They can't put anything on the Internet that is not true
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You can rewind a video tape but a DVD??
http://www.dvdrewinder.com/
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I must get one of those!!
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I must get one of those!!
I've got to so drop me a line and I'll send you my spare.
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I wonder if younglings these days even know what a tape rewinder was?
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