From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Michele
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.
Here’s the full scoop from thehill.com-
A man told 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.