James Bond Filming Interrupted By Irate Chilean Mayor Driving Through Set

04/10/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

There's an unlikely new villain in James Bond's life. Carlos Lopez, the mayor of a remote northern Chilean town, burst onto the film set of the latest installment of the fictional super-spy's adventures, "Quantum of Solace," on Tuesday and was detained by police.

"He got angry, entered into a private enclosure ... and caused public disorder and was detained," a police official said by telephone from Baquedano, declining to be named. "Now it is in the hands of the prosecutor."

Lopez said he drove onto the set between the cameras and Bond actor Daniel Craig, interrupting filming, because he was angry at what he called an excessive police presence in the small town because of the filming and the fact Chilean soil was being used to represent neighboring Bolivia.

"For a town that has just 1,000 residents, sending in special forces and water cannon, preventing people from walking in the street, reminded me of the worst of the Pinochet years," Lopez told Reuters by telephone from Baquedano, referring to Augusto Pinochet's 1973-90 dictatorship.

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