Suspect was caught trying to steal spotlights while schoolchildren were performing
During the closing performance of the Vega Baja School Theatre Days, while a fun adaptation of The Lion King was being performed by children from Colegio Santa María de la Huerta, at about 10:20am a man aged about 40 was surprised backstage allegedly trying to steal spotlights.
Town Hall workers and Councillor María Quiles immediately called the Local Police as the person was being prevented from leaving through the back door. The patrol arrived and inspected his vehicle to ensure he had not stolen anything else, but they found entertainment and theatre equipment which turned out to be his own property and he had no previous convictions.
All of this took place without the audience even realising anything was going on and fortunately there were no more serious consequences.