GOP congresswoman Lauren Boebert was filmed lashing out at theater staff after being booted from a Beetlejuice performance for singing along – with staff claiming she also vaped and took photos during the performance.
Surveillance footage shows Boebert, wearing a tight, low-cut gold dress and high heels, making a considerable fuss as she and a hunky mystery man are ordered out.
She can be seen snapping a selfie as she leaves the auditorium and angrily bares her teeth at staff as she is escorted through the lobby.
According to The Denver Post, the lawmaker at one point declared ‘Do you know who I am?’ Afterwards, Boebert and her smartly-dressed date were caught on camera walking off through the empty nighttime streets of the Mile High City.
New surveillance footage shows and angry Lauren Boebert being escorted from a Denver theater over the weekend for alleged bad behavior
Boebert is said to have been ejected after being given a warning, only to continue her bad behavior during the second act.
Video shows security personnel coming up to Boebert and a mystery man while they sat along the aisle in the theater.
The Republican admitted she was removed from the theater in a social-media post, downplaying her alleged behavior.
‘It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud!’ she wrote.
Singing along with performers at a musical is generally considered to be extremely taboo behavior.
‘Everyone should go see it if you get the chance this week and please let me know how it ends!’ Boebert added in her social-media post.
An incident report noted the two received a warning at intermission about their behavior. But five minutes into the second act, security officials got another complaint about a person being loud and recording the show.
‘They told me they would not leave,’ an usher said, according to the report. ‘I told them that they need to leave the theater and if they do not, they will be trespassing. The patrons said they would not leave. I told them I would (be) going to get Denver Police. They said go get them.’
The surveillance video shows Boebert and her mystery man on the aisle of the theater when two staff members approach. The security staff speaks with the duo – though it’s unclear what was said – and then Boebert and the man are led from their seats.
The two are then spotted coming up the stairs, where the 36-year-old congresswoman can be seen stopping in a doorway to take a selfie.
The security guards continue to walk with Boebert and the man, as the representative adjusts her dress.
They reach the lobby, where a clearly angry Boebert turns and puts her finger up to the security rep and speaks to him. The footage does not have audio of what exactly was said.
An official report from the Denver Arts & Venues suggested that once Boebert and her unnamed friend had been escorted into the theater’s lobby, they made comments along the lines of, ‘do you know who I am?’ and ‘I will be contacting the mayor.’
Security personnel speak to the congresswoman and a man inside the theater before escorting them out
Boebert, who wore a tight gold dress, promptly left the theater with the man as they were escorted to the lobby
Boebert, 36, and her mystery man quickly made their way through the lobby and out the front doors
The two were spotted holding hands as the left the area and walked down the street
Boebert then turns back around and continues to walk out of the theater.
Police were called to the scene and stayed until Boebert and her friend left, a report noted.
Several staff members made faces at the scene as the congresswoman and her friend walk out of the front doors. The two are then spotted outside and holding hands as they walk away from the theater.
A campaign manager for Boebert, Drew Sexton, gave a statement about the incident to local media: ‘I can confirm the stunning and salacious rumors: in her personal time, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is indeed a supporter of the performing arts (gasp!) and, to the dismay of a select few, enthusiastically enjoyed a weekend performance of ‘Beetlejuice.”
He said the representative encourages everyone to see the play, but ‘with a gentle reminder to leave their phones outside of the venue.’
Sexton said Boebert used her phone to snap a picture of the show, as she was unaware that photos weren’t allowed.
One Facebook user who saw the touring show over the weekend wondered if he spotted Boebert and her pal in the audience
The touring cast of the hit Broadway musical stopped in Denver over the weekend
In addition to allegedly recording parts of the show, which is expressly forbidden, Boebert and her friend were accused of ‘being loud’
Police were called to the scene and stayed until Boebert and her friend left
Boebert has had several notable run-ins with law enforcement in the past
Boebert, who is at the beginning of her campaign for a third term representing Colorado’s third Congressional District, has had several notable run-ins with law enforcement in the past.
She has had several firearms-related issues with Capitol Police in Washington, DC, and last summer, her soon-to-be-ex-husband reportedly threatened the family’s neighbors.
In May, Boebert filed for divorce from her husband after 18 years of marriage.
In her statement, the sophomore congresswoman said: ‘It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband. I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process.’
‘I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult.’
Boebert was herself a teen mom and dropped out of high school during her senior year in 2004 when she got pregnant with Tyler, her oldest.
She had three more sons, including the 2009 birth of Kaydon, which occurred in the front seat of her husband’s pickup truck, and made local news.