I'm sure there must be others, but this is the first I have heard of anyone else being jailed for an overdue movie since I suffered the same in 1996. I had moved away to college the day after renting a movie, both myself and my roommate thought each other had returned the movie. It turns out that it had gotten mistakenly buried in the "big box of VHS movies" we all probably had at the time. About a year later, I was a passenger in someone else's car which got stranded in an ice storm. We were "rescued" by a sheriff who apparently thought he was saving the world by checking our IDs and criminal records (after being innocently stranded in an ice storm, I guess I already said that) and found that I was wanted for 5th degree theft for said overdue movie. I was then escorted to the local jail and spent the night. I have told this story at both my expense and to much laughter from the audience. It is indeed a joke!