Elderly pirate filming Avatar for wife at Glendale

AN 88-year-old man caught filming a screening of Avatar with a hand-held camera told police he was recording the film for his wife, who could not attend the cinema.

The elderly man was approached by the cinema manager at Glendale on Thursday afternoon and police were called.

Police described the alleged film pirate as being 88 years old, about 152 centimetres tall, wearing large glasses and carrying a walking stick.

He said his wife couldn't come to the cinema, so he was recording the film for her to watch later. Police deleted the file from the video camera and let the man stay.