Delivery Very Dirty
By SAMANTHA HEALY RESIDENTS in Banora Point got a rude shock when they checked their letterboxes last weekend, finding a rather naughty DVD among their usual bills and postcards. Several x-rated pornographic DVDs were distributed to a number of houses in the Flame Tree Park area, giving a whole new meaning to unsolicited mail. Franklin Street resident Ray Eves received a "disturbing" DVD, titled Missionary Position Impossible, in the early hours of Saturday morning. Partially blind, Mr Eves said%"visual images just didn't do it for him". "It's just disgusting. I would hate to think trash like this would end up in the hands of young kids," Mr Eves said. Initially thought to be a rather crude advertising campaign, Tweed police discovered that adult shop, Adult Addictions in Coolangatta, was broken into in the early hours of last Friday morning. The thief stole 152 graphic DVDs, believed to be worth between $30 and $40 each. What happened next baffles police. who do not know whether the thief felt guilty about his crime, dumping the stash, or whether he or she wanted to broaden people's outlooks. Either way, it is not yet known how the hard-core, feature films ended up in the letterboxes of unsuspecting and predominantly elderly residents. But it would seem some people were not in a hurry to give up their spicy addition to the boudoir accessory when police came knocking last weekend. "Originally police were looking at the company believing it was some illegal advertising campaign or practical joke," Sergeant Rob Taylor said. "We've retrieved 20 or so already, but we aren't sure if there are any more out there. "Some people who received one were horrified; some were reluctant to tell us anything. I don't know if they actually didn't get one or if they just didn't want to give them back." One couple living on Macquarie Street said they initially thought they were being targeted until neighbours revealed they had also received one of the stolen DVDs. "We have received a rather graphic, sexually explicit centrefold in the mail before, and kids have done knock-and-runs," they said. Anyone who may have received one of the DVD's or has any information which may help police is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police on 1800 333 000 or call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.