A man working inside the Alliant Energy Center stole about $10,000 worth of goods from vendors, according to a news release.
The Town of Madison Police said the Alliant Energy Center was hosting two events Thursday at the Expo Center: an Outdoor Reps Show and the Bhakti Fest Midwest.
According to a news release, at about 11 p.m., two people contracted by Bhakti Fest Midwest entered the Outdoor Reps Show hall while a crew was cleaning. Both left about 30 minutes later, but at about midnight, one of them 25-year-old Jason J. Bailey, of Eugene, Oregon, returned.
Police said Bailey spent the next six hours in the closed Expo Hall stealing equipment from 17 vendors and dodging the cleaning crew.
"Based on the surveillance video, the suspect was clearly aware of where the cleaning people were and did his best to remain undectected," Town of Madison Police said in the release.