A 23-year-old San Jose man was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of counterfeit trademark when he was allegedly pulled over with more than 800 counterfeit DVDs of major studio releases, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s sergeant said. Carlos Medina was stopped at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday at White Road and Westboro Drive in San Jose because of an expired registration tag on his license plate, Sgt. Rick Sung said.
He allegedly provided deputies with a false name, so they ran his fingerprints and discovered he was wanted on an outstanding $15,000 bench warrant for failing to appear in court for a prior counterfeiting arrest, Sung said. He also did not have a valid driver’s license. Sung said the deputies allegedly found 814 counterfeit DVDs, including 114 with Disney trademarks and others belonging to Dreamworks and MGM. Among the DVDs were “The Hangover Part II” and “Cars 2,” both of which are still playing in theaters.
Medina was arrested on suspicion of counterfeit trademark, failure to disclose origin of recordings, providing a false name to a peace officer, and driving with a suspended license, Sung said. He was free today on $37,000 bail, Sung said. He will face enhancements when he appears in court in August for allegedly committing crimes while out on bail.
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