The priest of Hagåtña went in to say morning Mass. He opened drawers - caramba! Someone had stolen the paten. A paten is a metal dish used to hold the large host used by the priest, as seen in the above picture. The priest investigated, but could not discover the identity of the thief.
Two days later, on August 4, Don Ignacio Aguon came to inform the priest that Vicente Charsaga was found hanging from a tree in the district of Muyao. The stolen paten was found in the same place. Perhaps the poor man took his own life because he stole a sacred object. He was buried in the same place he was found dead.