Acting on a tip stemming from a weekend raid of a rock music swap meet, Buena Park police on Monday seized 15,000 bootleg tapes, albums and other illegal recordings from a Hollywood storage room.
Record industry officials received an anonymous tip Monday that Neal Schustack, 36, of Los Angeles, one of 15 vendors cited by police Sunday for selling bootleg merchandise at a swap meet at the Sequoia Athletic Club in Buena Park, had many more illegal recordings in storage.
Buena Park police confronted Schustack, who then gave permission to inspect his rented storage room at 6632 Lexington Ave. in Hollywood, according to Sgt. Terry Branum.
Police said that the merchandise and equipment, which filled a truck, are worth at least $50,000. Branum said the evidence shows Schustack was manufacturing counterfeit albums as well as selling bootleg recordings of concerts.