LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida – Two people were arrested at Animal Kingdom and Epcot on Monday for trying to bring a loaded gun into the Disney theme parks.
The first incident involved a woman who tried to enter Disney’s Animal Kingdom with a loaded handgun in her backpack.
Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies say Baleigh Lynn Turner, 23, was carrying a .380 caliber Taurus handgun inside her backpack. The gun was in a holster and fully loaded with six bullets as she tried to enter Animal Kingdom.
Deputies asked Turner if she had a concealed weapons permit and she claimed one was issued to her in Alabama where she lives. Police called the issuing agency in Alabama and told them Turner’s concealed weapons permit expired on Jan. 29, 2016. Turner was taken into custody.
The second incident occurred at Epcot after a Louisiana man attempted to enter the park with a loaded firearm.
Michael C. Langston, 61, walked through Epcot’s no-bag line to skip the bag check. A Disney security officer then selected Langston for screening at which time Langston informed security that he was carrying a loaded firearm.
A Disney Epcot supervisor and an Orange County deputy escorted Langston away to a nearby marked patrol car. The deputy removed a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380 automatic with a full six-round magazine from Langston.
Langston was arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of a concealed firearm and banned from all Disney World properties.
Disney has a strict policy that states no guns are permitted in the Theme Parks or Resorts. Only on-duty law enforcement officers whose agency has jurisdiction at the Walt Disney World Resort may carry any weapon.
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