August 31, 2006, - 12:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
This story is too weird on all counts.
Today’s Detroit Free Press reports that Monica Legg, an anti-war protester, was arrested at her home, last week, charged with failing to return a rented video.
Does that really happen? Arrest for failure to return a video? Who knew? Sounds kind of harsh.
But, I can’t feel too sorry for her because there’s a strange twist:
Legg was shown in a photo in the Freep protesting the war in Iraq on the day she was arrested. She says her arrest is politically motivated and that it’s all part of a conspiracy. She claims that it’s also political because her husband, who has an anti-Cheney bumper sticker on his car–was charged for “stealing” the video, too.
The whole story is too weird. It sounds like a Seinfeld episode as written by a humorless Ralph Nader.
What do you think? Is the arrest for not returning rented videos, “political”? Read both linked articles (here and here), and remember this takes place in small town America, where maybe they do that at video stores.
Also, if she has time to drive all the way from rural Lewiston, Michigan to Ferndale, Michigan (which borders Detroit)–and another few hours to stand out there protesting President Bush and our troops in Iraq–she should probably have a few minutes to return her videos.
I return all my rented DVDs and videos. But just in case I forget, remind me never to rent from Timbertown Video store in Lewiston, Michigan.
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