Prop pilfering is apparently a problem on the set of “Beetlejuice 2” filming in Vermont, with souvenir-seeking fans making off with items under cover of night.
According to the Vermont State Police, two thefts have been reported so far from the movie set located in East Corinth. The first occurred shortly after midnight on July 14th, when someone drove up in a truck, removed a large lamp post topped with a decorative pumpkin, bundled it into the truck bed, and sped off into the night.
The second incident was reported around 4pm on July 17th, after a 150-pound abstract art statue was stolen from near a mock cemetery constructed for the film. Police believe the art theft occurred sometime between the evening of July 13th and the morning of July 17th.
The Tim Burton sequel to the 1988 cult classic “Beetlejuice” is currently filming in East Corinth, Vermont, just south of the New Hampshire border. Stars Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara have all returned to reprise their roles, along with newcomer Jenna Ortega.
Warner Bros. announced the project earlier this year and “Beetlejuice 2” is slated for release in theaters in 2024. This highly anticipated follow-up seems to have attracted some overly eager fans hoping for souvenirs from the set.
The thefts are currently under investigation by Vermont State Police. Production has continued on the film, which reunites beloved characters from the original ghostly hit three decades later.
While movie set props can make tempting souvenirs, theft is illegal. Police advise that anyone who obtains or encounters stolen items from the production should contact authorities. In the meantime, officials are on high alert for any future attempts by interlopers to snatch a bizarre bit of “Beetlejuice” memorabilia.
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