Man arrested at Disney Springs ‘You can’t trespass me if I paid $15,000’

Everyone knows that because of the current situation in the world today, safety protocols are almost everywhere because of COVID-19.  Even at Walt Disney World, guests are informed ahead of time that temperature checks and face masks are mandatory. You’ll see that on Disney’s website plus there are signs everywhere across property, not to mention the audio safety reminders that play about every 10 to 15 minutes. Well, apparently an incident happened at Disney Springs because a guest bypassed the temperature check and was asked to leave. Being that he refused to go he was arrested for trespassing.

Signage at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., reminds guests of new health and safety protocols).

 

Here’s the full scoop from thehill.com-

A man who was arrested at a Disney park after allegedly refusing a temperature check told authorities that he could not be ordered to leave the premises because he paid $15,000 at the resort, according to body cam footage released this week and obtained by The Washington Post.

“I paid $15,000. You can’t trespass me if I paid $15,000,” the man, identified by police as Kelly Sills, told police at Disney Springs in Florida.

According to an Orange County Sheriff’s Department police report cited by NBC News, Sills, a tourist from Baton Rouge, La., dodged a Disney Springs medical screening in February and refused to have his temperature checked when asked by Disney employees.

Deputies and a Disney Springs security manager approached Sills when he was outside the Boathouse restaurant, according to the network. Sills reportedly argued with the security manager, and then the manager told him he was “no longer welcome at the park today.”

Later in the video, Sills is heard asking for his temperature to be taken before being kicked out, according to the Post.

“Will you take my temperature before you kick me out, please?” he asked in the video, according to the Post.

“They’ll do that at the jail,” a deputy responded.

“Well, that’s good,” Sills said.

Sills pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor trespassing charge, NBC News reported, citing Orange County court records.

In an interview with the Post, Sills said he would have “happily” had his temperature taken, but he unintentionally walked in through an exit, not realizing his mistake. He also blamed the security manager for escalating the incident and compared Disney security to Nazis and the mafia.

He did, however, admit that he was in “a bit of a mood” that day after traveling.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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