The woman found out she was a wanted felon when she was applying for her new driver's license.
52-year-old Caron McBride discovered she had a criminal record for felony embezzlement when she tried to apply for a new driver's license. The crime? An unreturned 'Sabrina' VHS.
'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' was a sitcom staple of every child who grew up during the '90s. Starring Melissa Joan Hart as the titular teenage half-mortal/half-witch, she lived with her two aunts Hilda and Zelda (Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick), and their pet cat who once tried to take over the world, Salem (Nick Bakay). Running for a total of seven seasons between 1996 to 2003, everyone has a soft spot for the coming-of-age series.
Everyone that is, except Caron McBride. The woman had recently married, and was applying for a new driver's license when her felony was discovered. According to the Cleveland County district attorney’s office in Oklahoma, she was wanted due to an unreturned 'Sabrina' VHS from 1999.
McBride told Fox25 that she had no recollection of renting the video tape, and, perhaps even more shockingly, she had never even seen the comedy series. She said: "I have never watched that show in my entire life, just not my cup of tea. Meanwhile, I’m a wanted felon for a VHS tape.
"I didn’t try to deceive anyone over Samantha [sic] the Teenage Witch. I swear."
The video store from which the 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' tape had been rented closed down in 2008. However, it seems Mcbride knows where the unreturned video might have come from.
She told the news site: "I had lived with a young man, this was over 20 years ago. He had two kids, daughters that were eight, 10 or 11 years old, and I’m thinking he went and got it and didn’t take it back or something."
It seems McBride's unfortunate incident had been following her for the past 20 years, adding that she had been let go from a number of jobs without any warning.
A spokesperson for the district attorney said they planned to dismiss the case.
Now that we come to think of it... Do we have any unreturned VHS tapes in our homes? Perhaps we better get checking.