Woman Faces Felony Charges For Forgetting to Return a VHS Tape 20 Years Ago

When 52-year-old Caron McBride got married and moved from Oklahoma to Texas, the first thing she did was go to the DMV to have her driver’s license changed. That’s when she discovered that she was a wanted felon. The DMV, which was connected to the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office, noticed that her driving record was flagged because she wanted for felony embezzlement. It turns out that in 1999, someone had rented a copy of Sabrina the Teenage Witch in McBride’s name from an Oklahoma video store called The Movie Place. When the tape was never returned, charges were filed. According to court documents, McBride was charged with felony embezzlement of rented property for not returning the VHS tape, valued at $60. McBride was stunned. Not only did she not remember ever renting the movie, she didn’t even like Sabrina the Teenage Witch. “I have never watched that show in my entire life,” said McBride. As she absorbed the shocking news, it dawned on her how it could have happened. In 1999, she had a roommate who had two daughters, 8 and 10. She now believes that one of them may have rented the movie without permission and without informing McBride. Fortunately, it seems that McBride won’t be a felon for very much longer. The Cleveland County District Attorney’s office announced that they would dismiss the case against her. However, McBride will still need legal intervention to have the felony charges cleared from her record. So, you might want to check your closets to make sure you're not holding on to any VHS tapes you may have forgotten to return.