Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/18/confused_dvd_pirate/

Pirate pitches DVDs to Trading Standards

Porn flick cock-up

By Lester Haines

Posted in Law, 18th July 2007 12:21 GMT

A 20-something Chinese woman made a creditable pitch for the world's thickest DVD pirate title when she attempted to flog her wares to West Yorkshire Trading Standards, the Evening Standard reports.

The unnamed comedy bootlegger explained to "bemused" workers at the Leeds office that she'd only been in Blighty for a couple of days and "could not provide any leads for her suppliers". Accordingly, she offered them a bag stuffed with goodies, including Die Hard 4, Ocean's 13, and a "selection of pornography".

The fate of the hapless woman is not known, but West Yorkshire Trading Standards confirmed: "We provide a very warm welcome to any counterfeiter who would like to call on us."

While we commend this latest effort to provide low-cost entertainment to the masses, the aforementioned densest DVD dunce crown remains firmly on the head of the Essex man who walked into a Chelmsford Trading Standards office with the intention of earning a few quid.

Realising his error, he legged it, albeit without his illicit movies and £210 in cash. He was later cuffed in a local supermarket and elevated to immortality in "Trading Standards folklore". ®