$15,000 worth of sound equipment stolen from Shakespeare in Delaware Park

$15,000 worth of sound equipment stolen from Shakespeare in Delaware Park


16:57:20- 16:57:26 ((WE’RE HOPING THAT THEY’RE GOING TO GO ONLINE, TRY TO SELL IT, AND WE’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIND THESE CRIMINALS WHO DID THIS.)) A BURGLARY DISRPUTS A POPULAR SUMMER TRADITION IN BUFFALO. MORE THAN 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF EQUIPMENT WAS STOLEN FROM SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK OVERNIGHT. NEWS 4’S ANGELA CHRISTOFOROS JOINS US NOW WITH THE DETAILS ON WHAT WAS STOLEN. ANGELA. CALLAN CREWS SCRAMBLED TO BORROW EQUIPMENT TONIGHT AFTER SEVERAL ITEMS INCLUDING MICROPHONES AND SPEAKERS WERE STOLEN. EVEN THOUGH THE BURGLARY THREW A WRENCH IN THINGS THE 7:30 SHOW WENT ON TONIGHT AS PLANNED. BUT NOW CREWS WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TO BORROW EQUIPMENT FOR THE SEASON TO CONTINUE. ((THIS IS OUR 42ND SEASON WE’VE BEEN SECURING THAT EQUIPMENT EVERY NIGHT AND UNFORTUNATELY SOMEBODY MUST’VE BEEN WATCHING AND WANTED THAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT.)) MORE THAN 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF SOUND EQUIPMENT INCLUDING MICROPHONES AND SPEAKERS WERE STOLEN FROM SHAKESPEARE IN DELAWARE PARK OVERNIGHT. MANAGING DIRECTOR LISA LUDWIG BELIEVES IT WAS TARGETED. ((IT’S JUST A SHAME THAT SOMEBODY WANTED TO GO AFTER, WE’RE A FREE THEATRE WE’VE BEEN HERE FOR 42 YEARS FREE FOR ALL OF THE PUBLIC AND THAT SOMEBODY WOULD WANT TO PERHAPS TAKE AWAY OPPORTUNITES FOR US TO PERFORM HERE.)) BUFFALO POLICE SAY SOMEONE WAS ABLE TO BREAK INTO AN EQUIPMENT TRAILER THROUGH A SECURED WINDOW AND DOOR. THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE. ((HOW TERRIBLE WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT THIS IS SUCH A WONDERFUL VENUE, WHY MAKE IT HARD FOR THESE PEOPLE.)) DESPITE GETTING OFF TO A BUMPY START TODAY, CREWS SCRAMBLED TO REPLACE WHAT WAS STOLEN – AND ENDED UP BORRWING EQUIPMENT SO THE SHOW STILL WENT ON AS PLANNED AT 7:30. ((I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO THE NATURE OF BUFFALO AND THE THEATRE COMMUNITY HERE AS EVERYONE IS WILLING TO PITCH IN BUT IT’S JUST REALLY TERRIBLE THAT SOMEONE WOULD GO OUT AND YOU KNOW TAKE SOMETHING.)) LUDWIG SAYS SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK HAS BEEN DEALING WITH A LOT OF VANDALISM THIS SUMMER MORESO THAN USUAL – BUT SAYS SHE’S NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS HAPPEN TO EQUIPMENT. ((IT’S THEATRICAL EQUIPMENT IT’S NOT SOUND EQUIPMENT THAT ANYBODY COULD JUST GO AND USE, IT’S USED FOR SPECIFIC THINGS.)) ((WE KNOW WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A STRONGER POLICE PRESENCE HERE IN THE PARK NOW OVERNIGHTS.)) THE MANAGING DIRECTOR SAYS THEY DO HAVE INSURANCE AND IN THE MEANTIME THEY WILL CONTINUE RENTING AND BORROWING EQUIPMENT SO SHOWS CAN GO ON AS PLANNED. POLICE ARE ASKING ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION OR WHO MAY HAVE SEEN SOMEONE AROUND THE AREA OVERNIGHT TO CALL OR TEXT THE

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  1. Did I hear correctly?…the police chief of Lancaster Retired inquired (in past for today)
    …and somehow today he is dead and still alive.

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