Lauren Boebert Causes Disturbance, Gets Kicked Out of Beetlejuice Musical
Rep. Lauren Boebert was escorted out of a performance of Beetlejuice in Denver after causing a disturbance. She allegedly flipped off security.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican Congresswoman from Colorado, was escorted out of a performance of the musical Beetlejuice in Denver after receiving multiple complaints from other audience members. According to reports, Boebert and her companion were accused of vaping, singing, recording the show, and causing a disturbance.
Officials from Denver Arts & Venues stated that two individuals were asked to leave the Sunday night performance at the Buell Theatre after being warned about their behavior during intermission. Prior to their removal, three complaints had already been made by other audience members.
During the second act of the show, security officials received another complaint about the two individuals being loud and recording parts of the performance, which is against the rules. When asked to leave by a venue employee, Boebert and her companion initially refused. The usher informed them that they would be trespassing if they didn't leave and threatened to call the police. Eventually, surveillance footage shows two security guards approaching Boebert and her companion and escorting them out of the theater.
In the video, Boebert can be seen raising her finger at security multiple times as she is being escorted out. According to the incident report, the two patrons resisted leaving the venue's vestibule and made statements such as "do you know who I am," "I am on the board," and "I will be contacting the mayor."
Police were called to the scene and waited until Boebert and her companion left. While the incident report does not mention Boebert by name, her campaign office confirmed that she was escorted out of the performance. Boebert's campaign manager denied that she was vaping but admitted that she used her cellphone to take a photo, unaware that it was not allowed.
In response to the Denver Post's report, Boebert posted a statement on social media acknowledging her enjoyment of the Beetlejuice performance and encouraging others to see it as well.
This incident is not the first time Boebert has had encounters with law enforcement. In the past, she has been arrested multiple times for minor offenses, including harassing a neighbor and getting into altercations with police. Additionally, she was involved in a heated argument with fellow Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, and her husband was accused of threatening neighbors and damaging property while intoxicated. Boebert's teenage son also called 911 alleging abuse, although he later recanted his claims.
Boebert filed for divorce from her husband in May.