The local news here in Central Florida has been buzzing over this story. A St. Augustine man and his family, who are huge Disney fans, were recently on at trip to Walt Disney World. They were waiting for some customer service at Pop Century, and there was a hold up with the help. The man, David Swindler, made a joke that cost him his Disney access. Apparently he joked that he could build a meth lab in his room by the time he could finally get some service. Evidently his joke didn’t go over well.
“I accept responsibility for saying that, don’t know where it came from,” said Swindler. “Don’t know why I said meth lab, I should have said, ‘I was going to build an atomic bomb,’ or something else. I didn’t think anyone would take me seriously.”
Little did he know the “goof” that he thought was innocuous would trigger a middle-of-the-night raid by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies and Disney security.
Even after finding nothing, authorities evicted Swindler from the resort. “It was a figure of speech. I wish I could take it back,” he said in retrospect.
He has been issued a trespass warning for all of Disney’s properties, so he’s banned indefinitely. “It is for life,” said Swindler.
His children and wife Shelley can visit the parks and the resorts, but not him. Mr. Swindler said he was told to file an appeal with Disney’s security. For now, he has to wait and see what happens with the appeal, but he still loves Disney just the same.
So what do you think? Should he have lost access to Disney? Thoughts?
*Quotes from First Coast News