Man faces jail time over late DVD ‘Ted’ movie rental

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It seems like DVD rentals are nearly obsolete in 2018, but one is still costing an Oklahoma man big.

In fact, he could end up in jail if he doesn’t pay up for a long overdue movie rental.

Lonnie Perry thinks the 2014 rental of “Ted” set him back about $5 or $6 at the time. 

But the overdue DVD will now cost him more than $200. 

He became homeless shortly after the rental, so he said he threw all his things in a box and moved–with that DVD included. 

He’d completely forgotten that he never returned it until he got a phone call from the Rogers County district attorney and then a letter in the mail.

“I understand the video place having to do what they’ve got to do, but there’s other means of trying to get a hold of people without throwing a warrant,” Perry said.

The store will get $19 for the movie and $25 for lost profits.

The DA gets $174 as part of a state statute that deals with unreturned movies.

Perry says unless something changes and he gets some leniency and forgiveness, he’ll pay up.

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