CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have recovered the equipment of the rock band Portugal. The Man , which was stolen, along with its touring van and trailer after an appearance at the Lollapalooza music festival.
A mechanic was accused Tuesday of buying items, including vintage guitars and amps, keyboards, effects pedals, drums and microphones, at a flea market on Chicago’s South Side. Juan Ocampo was charged with one count of felony theft and was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti says police found about $80,000 worth of the equipment Monday, including some of the instruments, inside Ocampo’s apartment.
The band thanked the Chicago Police Department on its Facebook page, and asked the department not to be offended “when we send a pile of doughnuts over.”