This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we have a cautionary tale for anyone with VHS tapes they never returned. Then we look at an inventive way to smuggle drugs. Finally, we have a proud mozzarella fan looking to protect the cheese from imitations that don’t cut it.
Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!
Be Kind Rewind
Do you remember the feeling of panic you used to get as a kid when you realised you forgot to return a movie to Blockbuster? Desperately running to the store to return that copy of Jumanji?
Now imagine how Caron McBride must have felt when she found out she was wanted for felony embezzlement for failing to return a VHS tape of Sabrina the Teenage Witch she rented 21 years ago.
Ms. McBride had no idea about the charge and only found out about it when she went to change her last name on her driver’s licence after getting married. She was told she had an issue in Oklahoma and when she inquired further she found out she was wanted over the missing tape.
Understandably, she’s not too happy. She said she cannot even remember renting “Samantha the Teenage Witch” in 1999 and the store she rented it from is no longer in operation.
Something’s a foot
Sometimes you have to commend criminals for their ingenuity. Florida Man Keith Adams (click the link to check out his truly amazing mugshot) was arrested for cocaine possession and resisting arrest during a traffic stop.
When police got him back to the station, they discovered Adams was smuggling drugs in his prosthetic leg.
Police say he denied having any contraband before booking him but a search at the jail revealed a gram of fentanyl and Xanax pills inside his fake leg.
Wisconsin is known for its dairy so take a Wisconsinite’s word for it when discussing anything dairy-related. One woman from the state sued the maker of Bagel Bites Pizza Snacks over the product’s use of the term “real” mozzarella cheese.
Kaitlyn Huber accuses Kraft Heinz Co. of fraudulently claiming the snack contains real dairy authentic tomato sauce on its packaging.
The class-action lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for anyone who bought the product and requests the court order Kraft Heinz to change its packaging.