Journalist assaulted and robbed while covering Villalta vote

Magaly Madrigal was locked in a bathroom and robbed while presidential candidate, Jose Maria Villalta cast his vote. (Photo courtesy of CRHoy.com)

Magaly Madrigal was locked in a bathroom and robbed while presidential candidate, Jose Maria Villalta cast his vote. (Photo courtesy of CRHoy.com)

February 2nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A reporter for a French international news agency was locked in a bathroom and assaulted as Broad Front presidential candidate, Jose Maria Villalta cast his vote at José Figueres Ferrer School in San José, according to reports from local news web site, CRHoy.com.

 

After the incident, the reporter approached the presidential hopeful with tears in her eyes and told him what had just happened, according to the report.

 

“I was just robbed, some guys dressed as police put me in one of the bathrooms and stole my computer while [Villalta] voted,” said Magaly Madrigal, a reporter for a French news agency.

 

“It is outrageous that someone would take advantage of the election to commit these criminal acts.  The police should do something about it,” she said.

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  • Drunk

    Bienvenido a Costa Rica, extranjero

  • Douglas Hotchkiss

    maybe why so many people get shot in the usa is cause they needed it.

    • Fernando Gerdano

      Drunk much

      • Douglas Hotchkiss

        no more than ticos mi amigo

  • John

    “The police should do something about it,” she says? They did, they took your computer.

  • roberto

    At about 11:30 am, officers of the security forces arrested two subjects in Guadalupe iwho are suspected of assaulting Magaly Madrigal, a journalist with the French Press Agency (AFP), while covering the last presidential election in school José Figueres Ferrer in Montes de Oca. Feb. 4. No more details at this time.

  • Billy Banjo

    no darling – it really was the police