L.A. Police Arrest Four, Confiscate 5,000 Pirated DVDs30 Apr, 2004 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Los Angeles police, working with the Motion Picture Association of America, have arrested four men for possession of more than 5,000 allegedly pirated DVD movies and approximately $5,000 in reproduction equipment.
The four men were arrested Thursday in three separate searches after authorities received tips about pirated movies being sold on a street corner in the west valley area of Los Angeles.
Among the reported pirated movies confiscated were Hellboy, The Punisher, The Passion of the Christ, and Man on Fire.
The arrests follow similar charges filed against two men who were arrested in early April on separate occasions illegally recording showings of The Passion and The Alamo in L.A. theaters.